Chief Revenue Officer
Steve Gau’s sales leadership has helped Marco achieve consistently strong revenue and profit growth. He initially joined Marco as a Copier Sales Representative before becoming the Sales Manager for our Twin Cities market and then the Sales Director, overseeing Marco’s copier/printer division for our Twin Cities, Wisconsin and Southern Minnesota regions. He was appointed Vice President of Sales in 2014, President of Copier Division in 2016, and Chief Revenue Officer in 2021.
Steve is a highly respected sales veteran with a keen sense of humor and infectious personality that help drive Marco’s sales professionals to perform at their very best. He has become a sought-out speaker in the industry on sales growth, expanding client relationships and driving results.
In 2002, Steve danced and sang to “Bye Bye Bye” by NSYNC on stage … at a Marco Christmas party. He was hypnotized, so this was not by choice, but we assure you it was hilarious. Besides singing, Steve enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching and going to Minnesota Wild games, golfing, playing cribbage, cards, dice … and well, he just likes doing anything competitive, especially when he can eat food and drink Diet Coke or Coors Light while doing it. He enjoys anything related to humor. His favorite place to vacation is Las Vegas. He loves, loves, loves Las Vegas.
Who inspires Steve? His father, who is in his 90s. Steve admires his father’s strength and resilience. He also is inspired by his wife and two daughters, and he likes creating fun experiences for them. His philosophy is: Experiences over possessions.
St. Cloud State University, 1994
Steve is a Cannata Report Editorial Advisory Board member and serves on the Sharp Dealer Council. For 10 years, he volunteered as a Big Brother for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. As a teenager, has was active in Boy Scouts of America, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Steve is passionate about helping causes that benefit critically ill children, such as Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House; he and his family volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House and financially support Children’s Hospital.
Steve also likes to pay it forward and make fun things happen for people, who maybe don’t have the financial means to do it themselves. If he can make someone feel happy and more included, he will quietly make it happen behind the scenes. He likes to make stuff happen for people who deserve it.