Business: Markets crude oil; owns and operates a rail terminal in New Town, N.D., shipping crude oil via 1,100 leased railroad tank cars. Operates with joint venture partners.
Employees: Four in Wayzata; 115-125 at partners and contractors.
Market cap: $140 million
Position: CEO, chairman, president, Dakota Plains Holdings
Education: University of Iowa, 1998, business administration
Career: Held business development and management positions with AT&T and Juniper Networks between 2000 and 2011. Joined Dakota Plains in 2011.
Family: Spouse, Casey, two children.