Ryan Wilson is a visionary entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of The Gathering Spot, a next-generation private membership club that serves as a hub for collaboration, connections, and experiences. Ryan and his business partner opened the first Gathering Spot in Atlanta in 2016, and since then have expanded nationally. In 2022, The Gathering Spot was acquired by Greenwood, Inc, creating the largest fintech and community platform for Blacks and minorities with a combined community of over 1 million people. This partnership represents a historic move as one of the few black-on-black M&A transactions at scale and was recognized as one of the most influential Deals of Year in 2022 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
The Gathering Spot is an innovative, private, members-only business and social club that brings together a motivated and diverse community of professionals, creators, and entrepreneurs. Members benefit from a 24/7 alternative work and social environment, complete with engaging events, an on-site full-service restaurant and bar, concierge services, and integrated technology. The Gathering Spot is more than just a space to work and socialize; it’s a community of like-minded individuals who share a common goal of creating a world where opportunity is the byproduct of community and collaboration.