Patrick Kennedy | Star Tribune
Reporter | Business, Research

Business reporter Patrick Kennedy covers executive compensation and public companies. He has reported on the Minnesota business community for more than 20 years.

Kennedy also has written about nonprofit organizations and mergers and acquisition activity.


More Minnesota companies tying environmental, social goals to executive pay

Executive pay more often being tied to 'ESG' goals


Jaffray will soon disappear from the Piper Jaffray name

The Piper Jaffray name has been a vital part of Minnesota business history for more than 100 years. But before that name emerged as one…


Anoka-based outdoors company sells its firearms brands for $170M

Vista Outdoor is making the moves in a restructuring plan, including consolidation of its headquarters in the Twin Cities.


Trade winds, economic uncertainty can't derail U.S., Minnesota stock market gains

At midyear, the resilient market is continuing to push all-time highs.


Ownership of Grand Rapids-based ASV to switch hands in $70.7 million deal

Investors in the company based in Grand Rapids will get $7.05 per share from Yanmar affiliate.


Morrie's Automotive Group names former AutoNation executive as CEO

Lance Iserman had been COO at the largest public auto group in the U.S.


Epoch Lacrosse on pace to produce $15 million in annual revenue

Fast-growing firm attracted the attention of buyers, but CEO James Miceli has rebuffed offers.


Sleep Number CEO Shelly Ibach on how important sleep is to the grieving process

The science that Sleep Number has used in marketing its beds is not just part of a report to CEO Shelly Ibach. She has started…


Deluxe Corp.'s North American employees all being granted company stock

New CEO Barry McCarthy wants workers at Shoreview-based firm to think more like owners.


St. Paul-based H.B. Fuller selling Georgia unit for $71 million

It is part of the St. Paul company's plan to shed nonstrategic acquisitions.