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  • 1. inSide thiS week March 26, 2010 Breaking news all day on the Web: mspbj.com Vol. 27, No. 43 $3.95 Más Barrios: Tequila eatery’s founders plan local execs give Non-solicit suit alleges food-focused site in Edina. |3 health reform violations mixed reviews on LinkedIn BY CHRIS NEWMARKER STAFF WRITER BY JIM HAMMERAND Health reform is a lot like the parable of the blind men STAFF WRITER and the elephant: Depending on where you touch it, it A new lawsuit might give employees feels different. pause in how they use social network- The landmark reform package that President ing in the work place. Barack Obama signed this week will have profound TEKsystems Inc. is accusing three cell-phone surge: and multiple effects, according to a dozen Twin former employees of its Edina office, Best Buy is setting the stage Cities executives from organizations that provide including a Bloomington woman for a big mobile push. health care, offer health insurance or buy policies named Brelyn Hammernik, of vio- to cover their employees. lating noncompete and non-solicit |5 Their opinions are as varied as the nature of agreements. their businesses. But they all agree on one thing: In a suit filed in Minneapolis’ U.S. Health reform is a big animal. District Court last week, Hammernik’s former employer said she wrongfully Bob Gill, chief financial officer contacted former clients and cowork- HealthEast Care System ers — and more unusually, that her The government is partly paying for health re- LinkedIn page could prove it. form with $500 billion in savings over the next de- The suit also names Hammernik’s cade from the Medicare health-insurance program new employer, Minnetonka-based nominate now: for senior citizens. Half of HealthEast’s business at Horizontal Integration Inc., as a its three hospitals comes from Medicare patients, Gill defendant. It’s not too late to nominate said. “We certainly expect that the payments made un- LINKEDIN | PAGE 10 for Minority Business Awards. ¤ Fast growing der the Medicare program are going to decrease, and DigiCode Data File Info | 22 they’re going to decrease as the Medicare population Created on 12-22-99 at 15:19:18 by NOTICE: ACCOUNT : 705900 CORPORATE REPORT MINNESOTA continues to grow.” This DigiCode file is considered original artwork. HEALTH | PAGE 25 SYMBOLOGY, INC. med tech? ORDERED BY : COREY MONSSEN Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55414 It must be inspected and approved by the purchaser P.O. indeX on PaGe 3 NUMBER : NANCY KUEHN | MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL 612-331-6200 Use of this file confirms acceptance. bob gill, chief financial officer at healtheast INVOICE NO. : 731639 See back of the Symbology invoice for Limitation of Look outside Care system, expects5% 0% hospitals to take a 50% 25% 75% 95% 100% Medicare hit, but quality will be rewarded. (MAC Illust. V.3 EPS via MAC DISK) Encode: 074470970279 37 PU MAG 90 NBAR .0117 BWA -0.0020 Encode: 074470970279 38 PU MAG 90 NBAR .0117 BWA -0.0020 Encode: 074470970279 39 PU MAG 90 NBAR .0117 BWA -0.0020 X Encode: 074470970279 40 PU MAG 90 NBAR .0117 BWA -0.0020 Minnesota Encode: 074470970279 41 PU MAG 90 NBAR .0117 BWA -0.0020 37 40 Under Forty winners 38 39 BY KATHARINE GRAYSON STAFF WRITER 40 Minnesota’s medical-device giants 41 Read profiles and personal statements of some grew up on products like pacemak- of the region’s top business and civic leaders — ers and mechanical heart valves. But as growth in those markets has 0 74470 97027 9 all under74470 97027 9These are the people0 74470 97027 0 the age of 40. 9 0 74470 97027 9 slowed, large med-tech firms such as 0 74470 97027 9 Medtronic Inc., St. Jude Medical Inc. Inc. you need to know — if you don’t already. and Boston Scientific Corp. are pur- Check out who made the list this year. suing the next big thing. Often, they’re POSTED MAR 26TH | INSIDE not finding it in Minnesota. Encode: 074470970279 43 PU MAG 90 NBAR .0117 BWA -0.0020 Encode: 074470970279 44 PU MAG 90 NBAR .0117 BWA -0.0020 Encode: 074470970279 45 PU MAG 90 NBAR .0117 BWA -0.0020 Encode: 074470970279 46 PU MAG 90 NBAR .0117 BWA -0.0020 For example, of Medtronic’s seven -0.0020 Encode: 074470970279 47 PU MAG 90 NBAR .0117 BWA business units, five posted double- 2010 digit growth during the company’s 2009 fiscal year. Of those, only two are based in Minnesota. And within one FOLLOWED BY EVERYONE 43 44 45 IN PRINT & ONLINE 46 those divisions, cardiovascular, the of 47 @MSPBJ.COM fastest-growing product lines are gen- erated by operations in California. Fridley-based Medtronic’s domi- nant business unit, cardiac rhythm 0 74470 97027 9 0 74470 97027 9 0 74470 97027 9 0 74470 97027 9 0 74470 97027 MED TECH | PAGE 26 9 Encode: 074470970279 49 PU Encode: 074470970279 50 PU Encode: 074470970279 51 PU Encode: 074470970279 52 PU
  • 2. Newsmakers 2 A comprehensive list of the people and companies appearing in the Business Journal this week Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal | mspbj.com March 26, 2010 Anderson Beuerlein Bloodworth Cobbe Gill Logan Rubin Schetnan Segal page 14 page 11 page A24 page A20 page 1 page A12 page 4 page A8 page 9 People Ahonen, Tom .................................A11 Burrell, Christopher...........................6 Geraghty, Patrick ............................25 Ladin, Steven ................................ A17 Pawlenty, Tim............................10, 12 Thao, David ......................................A6 Anderson, Richard .........................14 Caruso, Sarah ....................................9 Gill, Bob ...............................................1 Lane-Outlaw, Alicia .....................A16 Pfarr, Jodi ..........................................A9 Thompson, Matt ..............................A5 Barnard, Tom ......................................3 Cathcart Chaplin, Ann................A21 Gonzalez, Arthur .............................25 Langer, Amy ..................................A16 Pollock, Scott .....................................3 Tilford, David ....................................25 Bassin, Alana ................................A26 Christianson, Reed ...........................4 Graves, Michael .................................6 Leppa, Jodie..................................A13 Puente, Tina .....................................A8 Vander Woude, Andy ....................A4 Batson, J. Hayes ..........................A26 Ciccarelli, Scot...................................5 Groehler, Kelly ..............................A18 Lindstrom, Peter...........................A13 Ray, Stevie ......................................12 Wagner, Kevin ....................................6 Bee, Stacy.....................................A25 Cobbe, Marcus ............................A20 Grothaus, Chuck ............................26 Litsey, Calvin .......................................6 Richardson, Evan...............................3 Wahlstrom, Dale .............................26 Besikof, Kevin ...............................A24 Cotter, Thomas ...............................10 Hammernik, Brelyn ............................1 Logan, Mike...................................A12 Rixxman, Brad..................................11 Wald, Jan ..........................................26 Beuerlein, John................................11 Dauska, Andrew ..........................A20 Harris, Kris ...........................................5 Lynch, Darin ..................................A11 Roberts, Phil .......................................3 Walinske, Mark ...................................6 Bloodworth, Sharon....................A24 Davis, Martin .................................A20 Hawkins, Bill ....................................25 Marschinke, David .............................5 Rooney, Tim ........................................3 Walsh, Andrea.................................25 Bochnicek, Matt...........................A24 Davis, Michael ....................................6 Haydock, Jeff ......................................5 Matheson, Jason ..........................A10 Rubin, Howard ...................................4 West, Brooks...................................26 Boyd, Felicia .......................................4 Deutschlander, Ed.......................A19 Hinz, John ...................................... A17 McKee, Tim .........................................3 Ruwe, Megan ..................................10 Whitbeck, Corey ................................4 Boyd, Laura...................................A23 Diehm, Tammera ..........................A19 Hobrough, Christine ......................A5 Miller, Justi ...........................................6 Schetnan, Judd ...............................A8 Whitten, Benjamin ..........................25 Broughton, Hudie ........................A23 Doleman, Valerie ................................3 Holte, David .....................................25 Monteiro, Willie ...............................25 Schwab, Dick .....................................9 Worrall, Tim .........................................6 Bucklin, Luke ...................................11 Evenson, Mark ....................................5 Huebsch, Tim ............................... A17 Nelson, Dana ................................A10 Segal, Lauren .....................................9 Wright, Kristina................................A3 Bundy, Kerry..................................A22 Farrell, Theodore..........................A18 Johnson, Rory .....................................5 Nordland, Mark................................A9 Smalley, Roy ....................................10 Zabel, Laura .....................................A3 Burnet, Ralph......................................3 Freytag, Jim .........................................5 Korsmo, Jeff .....................................25 Obama, Barack ..................................1 Stanley, Clifford..................................9 Zeaske, Rob.....................................A3 Burnet, Ryan ............................ 3, A22 Frommelt, Mike................................25 Knutson, Sally..................................12 Pare, Carolyn ...............................25 Starks, Daniel ..................................26 Companies 3M Co. ...............................................10 Biovail Corp. ........................................6 Carmichael Lynch ......................... A20 Hempel Properties Inc. .....................3 Noble Financial Group Inc. ...........26 SmithGroup ................................... A13 20 Below Studio ................................4 Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MN 25 CB Richard Ellis Inc......................4, 5 Henn. County Medical Center .....25 North Star Resource Group...... A19 Springboard for the Arts................A3 Allina Hospitals & Clinics ..............25 Blue Plate Restaurant Co. ...............3 Champps Americana......................10 Horizontal Integration Inc. ................1 NorthMarq Real Estate Services....3 St. Jude Medical Inc. ................. 1, 10 AllOut Marketing Inc. ................... A16 Boston Scientific Corp. ....................1 Cocina del Barrio ...............................3 Hubbard Broadcasting Corp. ... A10 Original SoupMan ..............................4 Subaru............................................. A20 ASB Capital Management ...............4 BoundaryMedical ...............................6 Coldwell Banker Burnet ...................3 IMI Health Inc. .....................................6 Paddock Laboratories Inc. ...............6 Target Corp. ................................... A12 Assurant Health ..................................5 Bowman and Brooke .................. A26 Craig-Hallum.....................................26 Irish Titan ........................................ A11 Parasole Restaurant Holdings Inc. 3 TaTonka Real Estate Advisors.........4 Barnes & Thornburg ..........................4 Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. .............. A17 David Thao Plastic Surgery ..........A6 J.Pfarr Consulting ............................A9 Pawn America ..................................11 TEKsystems Inc. .................................1 Barrio Tequila Bar...............................3 Buyers Health Care Delta Air Lines Inc. .........................14 Kelly & Berens .....................................6 Platinum Group............................. A11 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans ...14 BDH & Young Space Design..........5 Action Group .................................25 Dorsey & Whitney ..............................6 KeyStone Search ............................25 Project Legos Inc. ...........................10 Transportation Advisory Board ....10 Best Buy Co. Inc. .................... 5, A18 Canadian Pacific Railway.................3 DuPont Co. .......................................10 LaBreche ........................................ A23 RadioShack Corp...............................5 Twin Cities Orthopedics ................25 BioBusiness Alliance of MN.........26 Carlson Real Estate Co. ...................5 Emma Norton Services ..................A9 Ladin Ventures .............................. A17 Ratchet ............................................ A20 U.S. Bancorp ...............................3, A5 Entrepreneurs Organization ...... A20 Lego Group ......................................10 RBC Capital Markets........................5 UGL Equis ...........................................5 Esbee PR & Marketing................ A25 LinkedIn.................................................1 Regency Beauty Institute ........... A26 University of Minnesota..................10 Facebook .................................10, A16 Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co. ...... A24 Remier HealthCare Services........12 University of MN Law School.......10 Faegre & Benson.................4, 6, A22 Marquette Asset Management ....11 Reside ................................................A8 URS Corp. ........................................10 Federal Aviation Administration ...10 Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center25 Roy Smalley’s 87 Club ..................10 Vast Enterprises ...............................A4 Fish & Richardson ........................ A21 Medica................................................25 Ryan Burnet .............................. 3, A22 Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. .........6 Flextech Inc. ......................................25 Medtronic Inc............................... 1, 25 Ryan Cos. US Inc.......................4, A9 Wells Fargo & Co. ........................ A20 General Mills Inc. .......................... A17 Merrill Lynch ................................... A23 Salo .................................................. A16 White Oaks Wealth Adv. Inc. .... A24 GiveMN.org ................................... A10 Metropolitan Council ......................A8 Scholarship America .........................9 Wings Inc. ...................................... A17 Greater Twin Cities United Way.....9 Minnesota Credit Union NetworkA3 Second Harvest Heartland ...........A3 Winthrop & Weinstine ..........10, A19 Haskell’s.......................................... A18 Minnesota High Tech Assn ........ A13 Securian Financial Network....... A19 Wipfli................................................ A24 HealthEast Care System ..................1 Minnesota Medical Association ..25 Shea Inc. ...............................................3 HealthPartners .................................25 MySpace............................................10 Sierra Bravo Corp. ..........................11 CREATIVITY. (Nobody is better at negotiating the complexities of your real estate transactions.) 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  • 3. SPECIAL SECTION WINNING IS SO TWEET! X Honorees sound off on their jobs, their achievements and what’s up next for them. posted Mar 26th 2010
  • 4. A2 40 Under Forty Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal | mspbj.com March 26, 2010 edit note What’s on the mind of a 40 Under Forty honoree? We wanted to know, so we asked. The responses — which you can Mark Reilly | Project editor see for yourselves in the following pages — are as varied as the 40 hon- orees themselves, and they give a good idea of the sort of achieve- ments that have become just a part of everyday life for this crew of business and community leaders. For those unfamiliar with this project, each year we spotlight some of the region’s most talented and successful young leaders. We regularly receive hundreds of nominations, selecting from those entries 40 men and women who have established them- selves as leaders in the Twin Cities and are poised for even bigger things. If you do business here, an honoree is somebody you’ll want to know — if you don’t already. We tried something a bit different this year, giving over more space for the honorees to express themselves in their own words. That approach seems to fit well in a culture where “What’s on your mind?” personal statements are part and parcel of daily life, and it directly led to the Twitter-esque design of the publication. We tried to keep the questions fairly on topic and relevant to honorees’ careers and achieve- ments. There are also a few to let the 40 reveal a bit about their personalities, but we tried hard not to include any “If you were a tree …” questions. (The answer’s always “maple” anyway.) Of the questions we asked our honorees, my favorite was “Name something that you thought was cool, then thought was lame, and now think is cool again.” Some of the respons- es were off-the-cuff and some were deeply introspective. A couple people said they never recalibrated their coolometers to begin with. My one regret: We simply couldn’t fit all of their answers on our pages; some of them got squeezed out. Fortunately, there’s still space on the Internet: Feel free to visit mspbj.com and When you donate to a cause you believe in, you feel good about your contribution. find their complete surveys and profiles there. But sometimes you wonder, “Am I really making a difference?” Thanks very much, and congratulations to this year’s 40 Under Forty! table of contents Your donation to Second Harvest Heartland makes a critical difference, every single day. For the people who count on us, your donation is the difference between hunger and hope. Through the Harvester Program, your tax-deductible gifts are automatically appear in reverse alphabetical order deducted each month from your checking account or credit card, in the amount 40 Under Forty Alumni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A27 you choose. Using our secure, automatic program is an easy and efficient way Alana Bassin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A26 for you to personally play an ongoing role in helping to solve the persistent Hayes Batson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A26 problem of hunger in our communities. Stacy Bee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A25 Kevin Besikof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A24 Sharon Bloodworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A24 Giving monthly as a Harvester makes the most of every dollar, Matt Bochnicek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A24 every day, by: Laura Boyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A23 Hudie Broughton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A23 Kerry Bundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A22 Ryan Burnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A22 Ann Cathcart Chaplin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A21 Marcus Cobbe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A20 Andrew Dauska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A20 Martin Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A20 Help us make sure that whenever people in need reach out, Edward Deutschlander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A19 we’re there to give them hope. Tammera Diehm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A19 Ted Farrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A18 Kelly Groehler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A18 Hunger in Second Harvest Heartland’s service area has doubled in the past five John Hinz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A17 years. Each year, 468,000 children, seniors and adults visit our partner food Tim Huebsch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A17 shelves. With each $50 gift, we can provide 180 meals to our neighbors in need. Steven Ladin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A17 Alicia Lane-Outlaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A16 Harvester is easier than ever to manage. Amy Langer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A16 Jodie Leppa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A13 Peter Lindstrom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A13 We’ve created a new way to access the Harvester Program online and control Michael Logan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A12 monthly giving through a secure, password-protected account. This new Darin Lynch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A11 account lets you adjust your donation any time you like — an important feature, Jason Matheson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A10 especially in uncertain economic times. Dana Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A10 Mark Nordland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 Jodi Pfarr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 Tina Puente . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 Visit 2harvest.org/harvester to sign up Judd Schetnan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 Jase Stumph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 today, and create your online account. David Thao . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Matt Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 www.2harvest.org Help turn hunger into hope for our 1140 Gervais Ave. Andy Vander Woude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A4 neighbors in need. St. Paul, MN 55109 Kristina Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 651.484.5117 Laura Zabel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 Rob Zeaske . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3
  • 5. A14 40 Under Forty Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal | mspbj.com 40 Under Forty A15 WHAT’S HAPPENING… Congratulations to the 40 Under Forty X Home Profile 40 Under Forty Settings Help Sign Out posted Mar 26th 2010 X ALANA BASSIN, KERRY BUNDY, THEODORE FARRELL, PETER LINDSTROM, JUDD SCHETNAN, 2010 Bowman and Brooke Faegre & Benson Haskell’s Minnesota High Tech Association Metropolitan Council Here are this year’s honorees at a glance. You HAYES BATSON, RYAN BURNET, KELLY GROEHLER, MIKE LOGAN, JASE STUMPH, can find more Regency Beauty Institute Barrio, Bar La Grassa, Burnet and Birkeland Best Buy Co. Inc. Target Corp. RJ Marco Construction complete profiles throughout this issue and online at mspbj.com. STACY BEE, ANN CATHCART CHAPLIN, JOHN HINZ, DARIN LYNCH, DR. DAVID THAO, Esbee PR & Marketing Fish & Richardson Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. Platinum Group David Thao Plastic Surgery KEVIN BESIKOF, MARCUS COBBE, TIM HUEBSCH, JASON MATHESON, MATT THOMPSON, Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co. Wells Fargo & Co. General Mills Inc. Fox 9 KMSP U.S. Bancorp SHARON BLOODWORTH, ANDREW DAUSKA, STEVEN LADIN, DANA NELSON, ANDY VANDER WOUDE, White Oaks Wealth Advisors Inc. Carmichael Lynch Ladin Ventures GiveMN.org Vast Enterprises MATT BOCHNICEK, MARTIN DAVIS, ALICIA LANE-OUTLAW, MARK NORDLAND, KRISTINA WRIGHT, Wipfli Ratchet AllOut Marketing Inc. Ryan Cos. US Inc. Minnesota Credit Union Network LAURA BOYD, ED DEUTSCHLANDER, AMY LANGER, JODI PFARR, LAURA ZABEL, La Breche North Star Resource Group Salo Emma Norton Services Springboard for the Arts HUDIE BROUGHTON, TAMMERA DIEHM, JODIE LEPPA, TINA PUENTE, ROB ZEASKE, Merrill Lynch Winthrop & Weinstine SmithGroup Reside Second Harvest Heartland posted Mar 26th 2010
  • 6. March 26, 2010 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal | mspbj.com 40 Under Forty A17 stevenladin CEO | Ladin Ventures, Commercial Real Estate Advisors If you weren’t in the career you’re in, what would you be doing? I would do something similar that connects me with other entrepreneurs to help them Name something you thought was cool, then thought was lame and now think is cool again. Brick cell phones. How cool did Gordon achieve their business goals. Gekko look with that in hand during the movie Wall Street? Ladin Ventures is even in the pro- What gets you cess of customizing a branded Brick cell phone excited about protective silicone skin as a client giveaway. What’s cool: Brick cell phones. X work? Absolutely An accessory you’re never without: How cool did Gordon Gekko look everything My iPhone, my humility and my sense of humor with that in … Wall Street? What’s your biggest Where can you be found online? achievement? I’m always tweeting, which in turn syncs online in a big way, while continuing to build I cannot pinpoint to one specific thing at to all my social network accounts (Twitter, a growing specialty company of his own. His this time. Let’s talk again in 60 years. Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.). You can follow me firm, Ladin Ventures, focuses on small busi- on Twitter @LadinVentures. nesses — companies like salons, small restau- What’s been your biggest challenge? rants and others that sail under the radar of Balancing business with my family Best quote, tweet or random thought you’ve many commercial real estate firms. heard in the past year. HOMETOWN: Minneapolis He writes about the real-estate scene on The best compliment you’ve ever received: “A successful man is one who can build a AGE: 33 his blog, The Real Estate Schmoozer, and also I’ve been called an “old soul.” It could have firm foundation with the bricks that others BIO: The real-estate industry is a heavily net- helped create an online community for the been a backhanded compliment due to me be- throw at him.” —David Brinkley worked one; Steven Ladin is taking that trend Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure. ing follicle-challenged. timhuebsch school, but as I got more into technology ev- erything was e-mail. I now really appreciate handwritten notes and writing with nice pens over always typing messages. IS department manager | General Mills Inc. An accessory you’re never without: Apple iPhone HOMETOWN: Mankato If you weren’t in the career you’re in, what Where can you be found online? AGE: 29 would you be doing? Mainly on my Web site: http://www. BIO: Search for a recipe or just browse on one Leading a foundation or nonprofit timhuebsch.com, but also blogging at http:// of General Mills Inc.’s Web pages — and about www.leadershipandcommunity.com and on- 100 million people do each year — and you’re What gets you excited about work? line via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter seeing some of Tim Huebsch’s handiwork. Helping to make a difference in our busi- Huebsch is a manager in charge of the com- ness and community while working with great pany’s consumer Internet content systems. people His work goes well beyond the online world. Huebsch co-founded General Mills What’s your biggest achievement? The best compliment you’ve ever received: This illustration is by X Foundation Ambassadors, an outreach effort Making the decision to seek one experience Hearing my mentee’s sincere apprecia- Noli Novak, who does that connects General Mills employees directly each year not related to my day job. This has tion for me taking the time to believe in with the nonprofits funded by the company’s allowed me to learn so much and meet great him and help him succeed some of the hedcut foundation. people across many disciplines. He also is a member of the United Way Name something you thought was cool, portraits for The Wall Leadership Giving Advisory Board, and is the youngest-ever president for the Minnesota What’s been your biggest challenge? Balancing demands between work, commu- then thought was lame and now think is cool again. Street Journal. State University-Mankato Alumni Association. nity and other commitments Handwritten notes. Always enjoyed in johnhinz al lives, and I have the same issue. If you weren’t in the career you’re in, what would you be doing? The best compliment you’ve ever received: In my younger days, I always wanted be a That I truly care about people Vice president of marketing | Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. sports writer. I spent my college years writing for the newspaper at St. Name something you thought was cool, then Thomas and other local thought was lame and now think is cool In my younger days, I always X papers in the metro area. again. Sweater vests wanted be a sports writer. What gets you excited about work? An accessory you’re never without: The brand is electric. The BlackBerry is usually in arm’s reach. It’s like no other, but there Wings Inc. (BWW) for more than a decade, are a plethora of untapped opportunities. Where can you be found online? during which time he’s helped the restaurant Because I want to make sure that BWW gets chain grow from 48 locations to more than What’s your biggest achievement? as much out of me as possible, I don’t spend 650. Brand consistency. We’ve worked extremely anytime online. Much of that growth has come from pro- hard over the years to develop and evolve a grams that Hinz developed, such as an award- consistent brand presence. Further, we’ve Best quote, tweet or random thought you’ve winning vendor partnership program and an avoided the temptation to become like every- heard in the past year. advertising development strategy that BWW one else in the industry. “If everyone is thinking alike, then some- has won eight national restaurant awards for. body isn’t thinking.” — Gen. George Patton Jr. HOMETOWN: Somerset, Wis. He’s a member of The Millennium Board, a What’s been your biggest challenge? AGE: 39 restaurant industry group, and is a longtime The most difficult challenge for most people What is your favorite song? BIO: John Hinz has worked at Buffalo Wild member of Ducks Unlimited. is managing time for professional and person- “Beautiful Day,” by U2
  • 7. March 26, 2010 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal | mspbj.com 40 Under Forty A27 alumni Robbin Julien Alberto Marzan Jean Paul (J.P.) 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  • 8. Congratulations to the 40 Under Forty honorees for 2010 ALANA BASSIN, Bowman and Brooke LLP STEVEN LADIN, Ladin Ventures, LLC HAYES BATSON, Regency Beauty Institute ALICIA LANE-OUTLAW, AllOut Marketing Inc. STACY BEE, Esbee PR AMY LANGER, Salo, LLC KEVIN BESIKOF, Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP JODIE LEPPA, SmithGroup 2010 SHARON BLOODWORTH, White Oaks Wealth Advisors Inc. PETER LINDSTROM, Minnesota High Tech Association mspbj.com MATT BOCHNICEK, Wipfli LLP MICHAEL LOGAN, Target Corp. LAURA BOYD, La Breche DARIN LYNCH, Platinum Group HUDIE BROUGHTON, Merrill Lynch JASON MATHESON, Fox9 KMSP KERRY BUNDY, Faegre & Benson LLP DANA NELSON, GiveMN.org RYAN BURNET, Barrio, Bar La Grassa, Burnet and Birkeland MARK NORDLAND, Ryan Companies ANN CATHCART CHAPLIN, Fish & Richardson JODI PFARR, Emma Norton Services MARCUS COBBE, Wells Fargo TINA PUENTE, Reside, LLC ANDREW DAUSKA, Carmichael Lynch JUDD SCHETNAN, Metropolitan Council MARTIN DAVIS, Ratchet JASE STUMPH, RJ Marco Construction EDWARD DEUTSCHLANDER, North Star Resource Group DAVID THAO, David Thao, MD, PA TAMMERA DIEHM, Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. MATT THOMPSON, US Bank TED FARRELL, Haskells Inc. ANDY VANDER WOUDE, VAST Enterprises, LLC KELLY GROEHLER, Best Buy Co. Inc. KRISTINA WRIGHT, Minnesota Credit Union Network JOHN HINZ, Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. LAURA ZABEL, Springboard for the Arts TIM HUEBSCH, General Mills Inc. ROB ZEASKE, Second Harvest Heartland Thank you to our sponsors: Event Partner: