The TCB 100 - 2022

illustration on opposite page (top to bottom) Change Agent: Seena Hodges/The Woke Coach Next Gen: Brian Heimann/Rally Studios Emerging: Florian Riedel/Four Seasons Minneapolis Overachiever: Danny del Prado/Restaurateur Innovator: Pilar Cruz/Cargill Builder: Shari Ballard/Minnesota United FC
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Seena Hodges/The Woke Coach; Brian Heimann/Rally Studios; Florian Riedel/Four Seasons Minneapolis; Danny del Prado/Restaurateur; Pilar Cruz/Cargill; Shari Ballard/Minnesota United FC

TCB top 100 logoWe like to think of the annual TCB 100 as the “little black book” of the influencers, thought leaders, and key players likely to be making news or driving change in the year ahead. Not just in business, but in key government and philanthropic roles that affect the business community.

So follow along and meet some new people or share in the success of some old friends. And don’t forget to drop us a line if you’d like to suggest a name one of us can yell out for next year’s. —Adam Platt

(The 2020 TCB 100 list was written by Tess Allen, Liz Fedor, Burl Gilyard, Allison Kaplan, Sarah Lutman, Stephanie March, Dan Niepow, Adam Platt and Gene Rebeck)

Matt Marsh

Matt Marsh

A 24-year employee of Deloitte, Matt Marsh oversees about 1,000 Deloitte staff who provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and other services to clients in Minnesota and the…
Joy Marsh

Joy Marsh

Joy Marsh accepted her new role with Minneapolis-based UCare after working for the City of Minneapolis for six years as director of race and equity. “My top priorities include working…
Geoff Martha

Geoff Martha

2022, Innovators: Geoff Martha joined Medtronic in 2011 after a 19-year tenure with GE Healthcare and GE Capital. He succeeded Omar Ishrak as CEO in 2020 and is leading considerable…

Barry McCarthy

2022, Builders: Companies fled core cities for the suburbs amid the pandemic and social unrest. Barry McCarthy is the rare leader who saw things differently. In 2021, Deluxe moved its…
Dana McNabb

Dana McNabb

An executive on the rise, Dana McNabb had been serving as General Mills’ group president of Europe and Australia when she was tapped in July to head a new team…
Frederick Melo

Frederick Melo

Intrepid reporter Melo seems to be everywhere in St. Paul. He covers City Hall, urban life, a good chunk of real estate development, and kicks in the occasional arts story.…
Stephanie Meyer

Stefanie Meyer

As the pandemic underscored, trying to lease retail space is no easy job. Stefanie Meyer joined Chicago-based Mid-America’s Twin Cities team in 2010 when it was still relatively new to…
Jim Montez

Jim Montez

Veteran office broker Jim Montez has spent all of his career in downtown Minneapolis. He’s worked on numerous North Loop properties, including the Ford Center, Loose-Wiles Building, The Nordic, and…
Dr. Bill Morice

Dr. Bill Morice

Dr. Bill Morice was not a household name before the pandemic, but after appearances on NBC Nightly News, Fox News, and CNN, plus a visit to the West Wing, numerous…
Meka White Morris

Meka White Morris

Meka White Morris is a former college track athlete, the daughter of Boston Celtics legend Jo Jo White, and she landed deals with several NFL teams while working for global…
Adair Mosley

Adair Mosley

Adair Mosley has served as CEO of Minneapolis-based Pillsbury United Communities since 2017, promoted after six years that included service as the organization’s chief innovation officer. Before becoming CEO, he…
Jim Olson

Jim Olson

Flywheel has built a cloud-based platform for life sciences research aimed at improving productivity and collaboration among medical researchers. Flywheel raised $42 million in financing in 2021 and acquired St.…
Maria Burns Ortiz

Maria Burns Ortiz

Higher-ed tech startup 7 Generation Games creates culturally reflective video games for students in Latino, Native American, and rural and underserved communities. Learning gaps, particularly in math, grew even more…
Howard Paster

Howard Paster

Paster Properties is an old-school family real estate company that traditionally owned pedestrian, but essential, grocery anchored neighborhood strip centers. Today the company is flexing new muscles. The redevelopment of…
Jon Pearce

Jon Pearce

Long before Covid, Jon Pearce saw that the future of health was virtual. He founded his virtual health care platform, Zipnosis, back in 2009, so it was well-positioned to scale…
Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez

Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez

Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez brings new diversity and an international perspective to the Weisman, on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. A native of Mexico City, she is the first…
Dave Perrill

Dave Perrill

Many people avoid “crypto” because they don’t understand the world of digital currency. Eden Prairie-based Compute North has a booming business supplying computing technology for mining cryptocurrency. Digital coin transactions…
Tru Pettigrew

Tru Pettigrew

Leading diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for a professional sports organization demands a utility player with the trust and respect of high-profile athletes and the relationships to make an impact…