John Oslund

Assistant Business Editor/Research
Phone: 612-673-7206
John J. Oslund supervises the Business Research Team, a group that focuses on Minnesota’s large public companies, tracks executive compensation and monitors the state’s large nonprofit sector.

Recent content from John Oslund

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

Higher sales, hiring and spending signal robust business optimism

For the third consecutive year, most executives at Minnesota’s biggest public companies say the next 12 months are going to...

Updated: May 17, 2013, - 05:47 PM

Minnesota's top CEOs saw their pay rise 26% in 2011

For the first time since 2007, the median total pay for Minnesota's 100 highest-paid CEOs topped $1 million.

Updated: July 30, 2012, - 09:41 AM

Confident Minnesota companies perform despite turbulence

In 2011, many of the state's biggest publicly held firms saw improvements, and did more hiring.

Updated: May 06, 2012, - 08:47 AM

Companies willing to spend and hire to gain sales

For the second consecutive year, most executives at Minnesota's biggest public companies say the next 12 months are going to be strong for sales, hiring and capital investment.

Updated: May 06, 2012, - 08:38 AM

Top execs: How much and why?

Companies are now required to justify the pay packages they give CEOs. It makes for interesting reading.

Updated: June 22, 2011, - 10:35 AM

Disclosure rules, investors, economy held back CEO pay

While there are always exceptions, average total pay for Minnesota CEOs has been flat or falling for three years.

Updated: June 22, 2011, - 07:43 AM

100 Top Workplaces: How they were chosen

This survey is about companies whose employees have awarded high marks. It's a "good-to-great'' ranking, not a "worst-to-first'' competition. Companies chose to take part in the survey process.

Updated: June 19, 2011, - 11:45 AM

Star Tribune 100: Turnaround takes hold for state's largest firms

Survey of Minnesota's top companies shows sales, profits and employment bouncing back after the recession. | 2011 ST100 rankings |

Updated: April 25, 2011, - 07:31 AM

Minnesota’s biggest companies are healing

The state's biggest companies are making more money and starting to hire.

Updated: April 23, 2011, - 10:38 PM

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