Originally it was just to help out a friend for a bit but Teryn quickly realized what a great firm this was, refused to leave and became a partner in 2003.
Teryn graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and then earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Manchester (UK). She honed her skills at Big Four firms both nationally and internationally, as well as in industry working for a prior client’s family office, but found her dream job when she became her own boss and surrounded herself with the great team at ATKG.
With over 28 years of experience in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, real estate, oil and gas, closely held businesses, family offices, retail and professional services, Teryn has a diverse range of experience in accounting, tax and business advisory services. In addition, she enjoys using her strategic strength and being one of the creative drivers of change at the firm to find ways that ATKG can do things differently from their competitors. Teryn also is the current Chief Financial Officer for ATKG.
Teryn is active in many organizations outside of ATKG. She is a member and past board member of the San Antonio Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). She is also a past board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and served as chair of their Million Dollar Roundtable program. She is currently chairing a committee for the Association of Corporate Growth – Central Texas Chapter and served as Committee Chair for the 2019 Private Equity Two Step event to be held in 2019. Teryn is also on the board of Women’s Global Connection, an organization whose mission is to promote the learning and leadership capacity of women locally and globally. She has been on mission trips to Tanzania and Peru with the organization. Teryn’s leadership in these organizations comes full circle to ATKG, as Teryn is known for bringing ideas back to the company to keep things fresh, to challenge us, and to keep ATKG at the top of its game.
With her involvement as a partner at ATKG and in the community, Teryn still makes time for her favorite hobbies. She is an avid traveler and even lived in South Africa before joining ATKG. Her many world travels make for great conversation at firm happy hours! She can’t pick a favorite destination but says that hiking in New Zealand and cocktails on a great beach top the list! Most importantly, however, she loves spending quality time with her two greatest accomplishments, daughters Nicole and Natalie.
‘‘Teryn and the other team members who serve our company bring consistent, thoughtful, and efficient service and attention to our companies tax and financial needs.’’
‘‘Teryn's advice and consultation are sincere and personal to our needs. She is professional and always makes us feel like we are her utmost priority.’’
‘‘Very personable and knowledgeable. Over the years, I have created great relationships with Teryn Grater, Diane White, and the seniors and managers on my account.’’
‘‘Our child suffered a life-threatening illness last year. Teryn and Steve were compassionate, thoughtful, and proactive in keeping in touch when we were clearly focused in other ways, supporting our bone marrow drive and sending a gift for our son. It was much appreciated and beyond the scope.’’
‘‘Teryn is always available to answer my questions.’’
‘‘Melanie, Teryn, and Sandy have clearly had my and my family's best interests at the forefront. I have had a 19-year relationship that has proved to be very beneficial to my family and me.’’
‘‘Melanie, Teryn, and Katie offer us confidence.’’
‘‘Eric and Teryn provide prompt service.’’
‘‘Teryn, Diane, and Kalyn provide awesome service. They stay abreast of the law and tax changes and that gives us extreme confidence.’’
‘‘I appreciate the help Teryn and Katie provided in assisting me with my elderly mother’’
‘‘Teryn and David offered quick response time on partnership information and requested payments or distributions. Always willing to talk to me.’’
‘‘Teryn provided multiple family wealth management training resources to further my family's intergenerational wealth management goals.’’
‘‘Teryn and Kalyn are always at our side to help. Always.’’
‘‘Teryn is always quick to respond to questions and on top of the latest accounting rules.’’
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