Kurus Elavia, CEO for Gateway Group One, has led and managed the service revolution at Gateway for 20 years, managing the company’s strategic growth and maintaining the high-touch team environment for which they are known. Kurus continues to build brand equity loyalty through trust-based relationships and efficient cost models for service execution. Kurus also developed Gateway’s three unique service lines, which are today’s market leaders. Beginning as a Security Officer for Gateway in 1988, then a $7 million privately owned security company, he has worked his way through the ranks, establishing himself as an integral member of the company’s success, which now boasts nearly 4,000 employees and sales in excess of $75 million. He is a testament of Gateway’s belief in its core values of team, customers first and excellence. Kurus has received many distinctions & awards including 2009 Laureates of the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame, Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, a place in the Top 40 NJ Executives Under 40, a finalist in both Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2007, and NJBIZ Entrepreneur of the Year 2007. He received the Congressional Honor for Service and the Asian American Award for Tireless Service to the Aged and Underprivileged.