navigating change

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When it comes to the accuracy and durability of products, for Todd Roach it’s life or death. Todd is co-owner and VP of Innovation at Computype, a company that produces labeling solutions for the healthcare, rubber and industrial industries. Read More
Success comes in all shapes and sizes, but when it comes to measuring it, one thing is certain: you have to define your goals before you can reach them. Brad Johnston is a proponent of setting goals and creating a comprehensive strategy to achieve them, which is what he does with his clients as founder of The Johnston Group. Read More

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Bob Gardner loves people. As owner of Gardner Builders, a Minneapolis-based construction company that truly cares about making clients’ experiences enjoyable, he is often found interacting with trade partners, clients, influencers in the business and his team. He says if his team doesn’t feel inspired, he’s not doing his job. Read More


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Although only in his mid-thirties, Studio/E member Justin Hanratty has blazed a path that takes most people a half-century to achieve. President of his father’s insurance brokerage Hanratty & Associates by 2010 and CEO by 2013, Justin already has years of leadership experience under his belt. Read More
We are of the belief that when it comes to pursuing an idea, two heads are better than one. It’s why our program has an entire day’s worth of curriculum to focus on what we call Enrollment, or the practice of incorporating people into your idea by identifying their self-interest in it. Read More
Greg Heinemann has been at the helm of many brand-building businesses, collecting titles such as senior vice president, founder and investor. His newest venture is changing the health care landscape and he’s doing so right here in our backyard. Read More
It isn’t every day you meet a leader at the SVP level as humble and genuine as Studio/E member and Master Julie Guggemos. Senior vice president of product design and development at Target Corporation, Julie has a demanding job, but in her presence she fully concentrates on you — with no phone in sight. Read More
Chad Gillard stumbled into the food business by accident. He was running a concert stage at an Irish Fair with a friend and realized he couldn’t get a proper scone or potatoes there. So the next year he and his family set up a booth selling those two disparate food items. Read More
Studio/E member Irene Fernando is a force to be reckoned with. She has packed into her three decades more than many do in a lifetime — and she has only just begun. Read More