The TCB 100 - 2020

Tim Walz

Gov. Tim Walz will enter the 2020 legislative session with functional working relationships with DFL House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka. While national politics are…

Gary Wertish

Too much rain and prolonged trade disputes created havoc and frustration for Minnesota farmers in 2019. Their ability to bounce back in 2020 is the prime concern of Gary Wertish,…

Walter White

Allianz Life’s legacy is permanently etched into the fabric of the Twin Cities, thanks in no small part to Walter White’s leadership. In 2017, Allianz secured naming rights for Minnesota…

Brian Whiting

In Chicago, businesses have signed up sight unseen for space being developed by Brian Whiting. His firm, Telos Group, has transformed well-known Chicago structures including Willis (Sears) Tower, Prudential Plaza,…

David Wichmann

CEO of the Minnetonka-based health care insurer and services company since 2017, David Wichmann is leading UnitedHealth through especially tempestuous times in his industry. He certainly knows it well. He’s…

John Wilgers

As workplace giving to United Way has waned, the philanthropic organization developed a new long-range plan and hired John Wilgers to lead its transformation. He accepted the top job this…

Philip Xiao

Homi bills itself as the “career center of the future.” Launched in 2015, the social networking platform enables college students to connect with alumni to find job opportunities. Philip Xiao…
Ping Yeh, CEO, StemoniX

Ping Yeh

2021, Alumni: Under Ping Yeh’s guidance, stem cell-based research firm and 2016 MN Cup winner StemoniX is currently working out the final details of a major merger with New Jersey-based…

Charlie Youakim

2021, Alumni: After doubling his fin-tech company’s headcount in 2020, Charlie Youakim is looking to bring even more employees on board in the new year. The company, which is based…

Sri Zaheer

Sri Zaheer may have the biggest business network in the Twin Cities metro area. She became dean of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School in 2012. Since then, she has…

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern’s take on a Chinese restaurant (in St. Louis Park’s West End shops) opened to huge crowds, then fell to earth laboring under relentless demand and ultimately saw patronage…