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. Pohlad 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.


Carl Pohlad becomes President of Marquette Bank.


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


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


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


Bill Pohlad forms the movie production company River Road Entertainment.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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