Jeff Gaus '81Prolifiq Software

President, Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors Member

Jeff Gaus is the president, chief executive officer, and member of the Board of Directors of Prolifiq Software, based in Portland, Oregon. He is responsible for articulating and overseeing the execution of the company's growth strategy. Under his leadership, the company has achieved profitability and is experiencing a 30 percent+ quarterly revenue growth.

Gaus has been with Prolifiq since 2002. Prior to his current role, he led the company's business development, marketing, and sales activities having relationships with Prolifiq's largest customers and partners. He is a veteran of the telecommunications industry, having served as the VP of Marketing, eCommerce, with eFusion/ITXC, the world's leading VoIP services provider, and was responsible for introducing a telephony SaaS model. Prior to eFusion/ITXC, Gaus was executive director of NEC Business Network Solutions responsible for the Healthcare, Education, and Government sectors in North America. Gaus pioneered the use of computer telephony integration in the healthcare industry and achieved double-digit market share growth.

Gaus has designed several communications protocols and holds a United States patent for his work with VoIP. He received a BS in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1981, and completed post-graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University's Graduate School of Industrial Administration.

Inducted spring 2017