Every year, the editors of Twin Cities Business create a "Who's Who" list of professionals in the business community, identifying key players in various roles and industries. This year, included in the TCB 100: People to Know in 2018 were three Carlson School alumni:

  • Kyle Rolfing, ’94 MBA, along with fellow U of M alum Tom Valdivia, was honored for his leadershop as co-founder of Bright Health, a startup that reduces costs by partnering with health providers in a given area.
  • Co-founder of Penny’s Coffee in Minneapolis, Dean Phillips, ’00 MBA, was recognized for being a pioneer in the Minnesota community, from his time working at Phillips Distilling, to becoming chairman at Talenti Gelato, and finally founding Penny’s.
  • John Sturgess, ’08 MBA, the owner of five-star ADOGO pet hotels, was recognized for his success in this industry as well as his move into consultancy and management with his new company called RetrieveOne Advisors. 

To read more about the honorees, click here