Who we are

Welcome to the Pohlad Companies

We are a diverse group of businesses united by a proud legacy, creating value and opportunities for our employees, customers and communities. Founded by Carl R. Pohlad in the 1950s, and now managed by his three sons (Jim, Bob and Bill), the organization has grown and diversified over the years.

With an initial focus in banking, the organization now spans several sectors: commercial real estate; automotive; robotic automation, engineering and material handling; sports and entertainment; including the Major League Baseball franchise the Minnesota Twins; and private investing. More than 2,000 professionals are employed in more than 20 companies operating across the United States. Marquette Companies serves as the holding company for many of our operating businesses.

In addition to its business interests, the Pohlad family has a long history of community involvement and charitable giving through the Pohlad Family Foundation. Our businesses contribute at the local and community level as well.

Our history

See how the Pohlad Companies have diversified and grown over the years.

1948

Carl Pohlad becomes President of Marquette Bank.

1960

The Pohlad Family begins a prosperous foray into the Pepsi bottling business.

1982

Marquette Bank expands its footprint through the acquisition of F&M Savings and Loan.

1984

With a passion for baseball, Carl Pohlad buys the Minnesota Twins baseball club.

1987

Bill Pohlad forms the movie production company River Road Entertainment.

1994

Carl and Eloise Pohlad establish the Pohlad Family Foundation with a commitment to helping improve the lives of people in need in the region.

1998

The family moves into commercial real estate with acquisition of United Properties and Northland Financial.

1998

PepsiAmericas is formed after the acquisition of Pepsi Puerto Rico and the consolidation of the other Pohlad bottling operations.

2002

Marquette Financial Companies expands beyond banking through the acquisition and building of specialty lending businesses.

2007

With the purchase of B-96, the Pohlads add radio and media to their portfolio.

2008

The family acquires its first automobile dealership, BMW of Minnetonka.

2010

Minnesota Twins play their first season in the newly-built Target Field.

2015

NorthMarq Capital acquires AmeriSphere and solidifies its presence in the Fannie Mae and FHA lending business.

2017

The Pohlad family acquires PaR Systems, expanding into robotics, automation solutions and specialty material handling systems.

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