EY Announces Marco CEO Jeff Gau as Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year

Marco, Inc.’s CEO, Jeff Gau, has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 in the Upper Midwest. The EY awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges and award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 10, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis.

Gau joined Marco as a sales representative in 1984 and held various management positions before he became president in 2003 and CEO in 2007. In 2004, Marco was a $34 million company with 198 employees and seven locations in Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota. Under Gau’s leadership, Marco has grown to a $200 million company with 900 employees today at 43 locations nationally. Marco donates up to five percent of its profits to the communities they serve and pays employees to lead key volunteer efforts in the community.

The EY Upper Midwest program includes companies based in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Collectively, this year’s finalists generated more than $2.1 billion in revenue and provided over 7,000 jobs by the end of 2014.

For more information about the EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalists, visit http://www.ey.com/US/en/About-us/Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year/UM_article_finalists.

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