Jerry Gaube acts as TAO's Director of Membership. Jerry manages member relationships to improve member engagement and help tech and tech-enabled companies in the TAO network to learn about and access resources from TAO and its partners.
Jerry brings diverse organizational leadership and program management experience in the fields of professional development and training, entrepreneurship, higher education, and business consulting. After spending more than eleven years working in Europe, most notably as an executive at a prestigious professional training consultancy in Madrid, Spain, Jerry comes to TAO from the Oregon University System, where he directed an international internship program out of Portland State University.
Jerry has also been active in the Portland start-up scene, founding PSU Entrepreneurs, a student organization that develops budding student-entrepreneurs, and collaborating on projects with OEN, TiE, the Portland State Business Accelerator, and the Portland Seed Fund, as well as a number of local start-ups and angel investors. He is very excited to be able to support the tech industry in Oregon and looks forward to working with TAO members to strengthen networks and resources. He holds degrees in Literature & Communications, Philosophy and World Religion from the University of Delaware, and an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Portland State University.