Stephen Gabauer

Client Solutions Manager

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” 

Maya Angelou

Stephen Gabauer is a Client Solutions Manager at Cook Ross. Stephen builds productive, trusting relationships with Cook Ross’ partners and helps our clients to advance in their journey of InclusionDiversityEquityAccessibility, and Social Justice (IDEAS).  

Upbeat and energetic, Stephen believes that long-term partnerships begin on Day 1 and strengthens our client relationships through responsive and friendly communication throughout the entire partnership and onboarding process  

Stephen has over ten years of experience across business development, intercultural project management, engineering, and consulting. Prior to joining Cook Ross, Stephen most recently served as the founder and creative director at Underdogs United, where he collaborated with many influential athletes around the world on a clean water initiative for schools in rural Kenya. 

On a personal level, Stephen is deeply passionate about Cook Ross’ mission and the Black Lives Matter movement. He is grateful to soak in the deep knowledge, wisdom, and love from the experienced Cook Ross team. Stephen is on a continuous journey of education and growth to better understand how he can serve others. 

Originally from Pittsburgh, Stephen holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a M.A. in International Sport Management from Universität Konstanz in Germany. Outside of work, Stephen coach’s youth basketball and tennis, enjoys playing guitar, and performing improvised theatre. 

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” 

Maya Angelou