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Jeff Gau

A destined leader, Jeff joined the U.S. Air Force out of high school. While focused on earning money to go to college, Jeff received a series of prestigious promotions – well before his time. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in three years and immediately took his charismatic leadership and relentless work ethic to his first sales position at Marco in 1984. Since taking the helm at Marco, Jeff has led the company through aggressive growth and opportunities. He has transformed what started as a small typewriter dealer in 1973 into a rapidly growing technology company with offices throughout the Upper Midwest. He believes in high performance, sustaining a fun workplace and keeping score.
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Reining in Windbags

January 17, 2019

We spend a lot of time in meetings. When they go well, we feel energized and can make significant headway for our organization. But they also can feel like they are sucking the life right out of...

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Does What You Wear Matter?

January 3, 2019

There’s a move you can make to better position your personal image and brand. No matter your age or title, you can step up your dress. Most people do this pretty well, but there are a lot that...

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Top 10 Highlights of 2018

December 18, 2018

As we look to the New Year, we spend a lot of time talking strategy and what’s next. But it’s also important to reflect on where we’ve been and celebrate the wins.

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Leader Worth Following: Chris Pudenz

November 29, 2018

Before we hired Chris Pudenz as Marco’s Chief Financial Officer last year, I didn’t realize we needed him because Marco was performing so well. However, as we grew and were purchased by Norwest...

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Reaching a New Milestone

November 8, 2018

We reached another milestone in Marco’s history last week as we completed our most significant acquisition since our first one in 2005. Marco bought a company much like our own in terms of...

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Sequoia Strong: Building a Resilient Business

October 25, 2018

On a recent walk through a canopy of 2,000-year-old trees in Northern California’s Sequoia National Park, I was struck by their strength and resiliency. These towering trees have endured storms,...

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What Most People Wouldn’t Expect About Me

October 11, 2018

I celebrated my 60th birthday this week. I have loved the journey to 60 and would do it all over again, but I do not spend much time looking in the rear-view mirror. There is so much that I am...

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I Got Married Last Week

September 26, 2018

Last week was an exciting week for me. On Friday, I proudly married Melinda Sanders, a beautiful person, inside and out, and I couldn’t be happier. It was a super fun event that we celebrated with...

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Activities that Build Culture

September 12, 2018

All organizations have a culture, whether they’re intentionally creating it or not. Is yours as good as you want it to be? I feel we’ve had a strong culture at Marco for decades, but as our...

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Your Company Image Has a Brand

August 30, 2018

Our culture has been a hallmark of our company since our inception in 1973. It has become increasingly more difficult to sustain as we grow. This isn’t something new. Many global companies like...

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