Thomas J. Petters

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Redtag, Inc.

Thomas J. Petters

Thomas J. Petters

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Redtag, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Petters Group Worldwide LLC
Redtag, Inc.
Bluestem Brands, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

299

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

07/11/1957

Age

60

Relationships

Chief Strategy Officer at Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

Founder at Zink Holdings LLC

Former Executive Vice President-Legal Affairs & Corporate Development at Petters Group Worldwide LLC

Former Chairman at MN Airlines LLC

President at Redtag, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at MN Airlines LLC

Former Vice President-Global Human Resources at GlassBridge Enterprises, Inc.

Former President at Bluestem Brands, Inc.

Founder at Bluestem Brands, Inc.

Director-Planning & Strategy at Redtag, Inc.

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In The News
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
February 9, 2018
Bluestem CEO steps down after surgeries
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
February 1, 2018
Ex-CEO accused of Ponzi scheme
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
December 15, 2017
White House edges toward filling key Minn. vacancies
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
December 15, 2017
Sun Country is sold to N.Y. investment firm
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Thomas J. Petters
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Redtag, Inc.
Career History
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Founder
1999 - Current

Redtag, Inc. provides strategies for grocery and drug store channels. It has offices in the US, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong. The company was founded in 1999 by Thomas J. Petters and is headquartered in Minnetonka, MN.

Founder
2002 - Prior

Bluestem Brands, Inc. operates as a multi-channel retailer of a selection of name brand and private label general merchandise servicing low to middle income consumers nationwide. The firn owns Fingerhut, Gettington.com and PayCheck Direct brands, which offer consumers a robust selection of consumer products with shop-at-home convenience, via direct mail catalogs and online shopping. It also offers a variety of credit options to provide families on a budget the flexibility of paying over time. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN.

Chief Executive Officer
1988 - 2008

Petters Group Worldwide LLC provides consumer electronic products. The firm engages in merchandising and sourcing, brand management, technologies, media and marketing, hospitality and entertainment, aviation, real estate, and investment capital businesses. The company was founded by Thomas J. Petters in 1988 and is headquartered in Dover, DE.

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Boards & Committees
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Founder
1999 - Current

Redtag, Inc. provides strategies for grocery and drug store channels. It has offices in the US, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong. The company was founded in 1999 by Thomas J. Petters and is headquartered in Minnetonka, MN.

Chairman
Prior - 2008

MN Airlines LLC provides domestic air travel services. The firm also provides flights to tourist destinations in North America and Caribbean from its hub in Minneapolis. It offers first class, group travel, charted flights and cargo services. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Eagan, MN.

Director
Prior

Zink Holdings LLC provides digital printing products and services. The company was founded by Robert D. White in 2005 and is headquartered in Billerica, MA.

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Trustee
Prior

THE MISSION OF THE COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT IS TO PROVIDE FOR WOMEN THE BEST RESIDENTIAL LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION IN THE CATHOLIC BENEDICTINE TRADITIONS. THE COLLEGE FOSTERS INTEGRATED LEARNING, EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR CHANGE AND WISDOM FOR A LIFETIME.

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Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100K +
2008

Located in a state-of-the-art, LEED certified facility, The Farmer School of Business is proud to offer one of the world's best undergraduate business educations. We are consistently ranked among the nation's top 25 undergraduate business programs by BusinessWeek, which recognizes what we feel are the school’s strengths: Commitment to excellence in teaching, with accessible faculty who are experts in their fields; An emphasis on experiential learning, international study, and leadership development; A strong entrepreneurship program, ranked 16th among undergraduate entrepreneurship programs by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine; An ever-expanding network of relationships with business and organizational leaders, which enables us to bring outstanding speakers to campus; Active recruitment of our students by several hundred employers, who also value our students as interns. Within six months of graduation, 98 percent of the Class of 2012 was employed full time or enrolled full time in graduate school.

$5.3M
2007

THE MISSION OF THE COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT IS TO PROVIDE FOR WOMEN THE BEST RESIDENTIAL LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION IN THE CATHOLIC BENEDICTINE TRADITIONS. THE COLLEGE FOSTERS INTEGRATED LEARNING, EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR CHANGE AND WISDOM FOR A LIFETIME.

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Political Donations
$1,000
2007

Senator from Maine

$2,300
2007

Senator from the 44th District at Minnesota State Senate

$2,300
2007
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Investments
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Bluestem Brands, Inc. operates as a multi-channel retailer of a selection of name brand and private label general merchandise servicing low to middle income consumers nationwide. The firn owns Fingerhut, Gettington.com and PayCheck Direct brands, which offer consumers a robust selection of consumer products with shop-at-home convenience, via direct mail catalogs and online shopping. It also offers a variety of credit options to provide families on a budget the flexibility of paying over time. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN.

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