CFO + CO-FOUNDER, THE GATHERING SPOT
TK Petersen is the CFO and Co-Founder of TGS Holdings, a consumer lifestyle and hospitality company based in Atlanta, Georgia. The company’s holdings consist of The Gathering Spot, a private membership club; and A3C, a music, tech, and film conference and festival. He and his business partner raised private capital from investors to open their first Gathering Spot location. The renowned Atlanta based club has established itself as a home for Atlanta’s creative class, business professionals, and entrepreneurs. It is well known for highlighting giants in the city and regularly hosting some of Atlanta’s most memorable and culturally poignant events.
Under TK’s leadership, the club has achieved strong financial growth and become known for delivering best in class experience for its members, clients, and corporate customers. TK recently opened the second Gathering Spot location in Washington D.C. Responsible for the company’s overall management, operations, and financial growth across all holdings, TK is leading the club’s physical expansion to Los Angeles, and forthcoming markets as well as the digital expansion of the company’s platform TGS Connect.
TK’s commitment to community building has led to numerous acknowledgments. He and his business partner were awarded and honored by Atlanta Magazine, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Root 100, and Ebony Power 100. They have also been featured in notable national publications such as Fast Company, The New York Times, Essence, Forbes, Inc, Black Enterprise, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Huffington Post, and USA Today.
TK is an active member of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, and he proudly serves his community as a board member of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Harvard Diversity Project, and re:imagine/ATL. TK earned a dual degree in Finance and Accounting from Georgetown University, and he currently resides happily in Atlanta, Georgia.