Patrick Kennedy

Reporter | Business, Research
Phone: 612-673-7926
Patrick Kennedy, reporter and researcher, produces the annual Star Tribune 100 ranking of Minnesota’s biggest companies; the CEO compensation package and the Nonprofit 100 as well as the Quarterly Deals and Quarterly Money Managers reports.

Recent content from Patrick Kennedy

Best Buy CEO Joly sells $10.4 million in stock to cover divorce costs

Company seeks to assure analysts and investors that CEO remains “heavily invested” in the firm.

Updated: September 10, 2013, - 08:47 PM

Albert Lea native drives NASCAR's future

Thanks in part to a plan created by Albert Lea native Eric Nyquist, the number of Fortune 500 companies investing...

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 05:38 PM

Patterson Cos. results flat, but execs see silver lining

Executives believe there’s pent-up demand among dentists, so it raised its full-year earnings guidance.

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 09:08 PM

St. Jude acquires Swiss developer of force-sensing technology

St. Jude will pay $170 million for Endosense and could pay more if performance targets are met.

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Medafor of Brooklyn Center is sold to unit of C.R. Bard

After fighting off a hostile bid in 2010, Medafor’s owners will get $200 million, plus incentives that could add another...

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 08:20 PM

Say on executive pay: Thumbs up -- or thumb in the eye

Shareholders’ ‘say-on-pay’ votes on executive compensation are capturing the attention of corporate boards.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 06:20 AM

Minnesota CEO pay: Lots of options

Minnesota’s top CEOs cashed in far more stock options in 2012 than they did the year before, boosting median total pay 2.6 percent.

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 09:46 AM

A fine first half for Minnesota stocks

Despite the recent market sell-off sparked by the Federal Reserve’s plans to maybe throttle back on easy money, the first half of 2013 was a strong one for most of Minnesota’s biggest public companies.

Updated: June 30, 2013, - 07:16 PM

Obituary: Gail Heil was a lover of old-time music

Gail Heil taught countless people her love for traditional music as a teacher, performer and festival organizer.Heil taught fiddle, banjo...

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 03:16 PM

Schulze plans billion-dollar foundation on research, education

The founder of Best Buy and its single-largest shareholder plans to gradually expand the size of his $100 million family foundation in hopes of “meaningful, transformational change.”

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 05:40 AM

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