Gaj has over 20 years experience in building high growth companies that leverage information technology and data science to gain competitive advantage. At Ember Software, he leverages this invaluable experience to build ‘game changing’ solutions for his clients.
Prior to founding Ember Software, he was the Chief Information Officer for ThinkSmart Limited (ASX:TSM) for nearly 14 years. ThinkSmart delivers point of sale financial services to leading retailers in Australia and the UK such as JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith, OfficeWorks, PC World (UK) and Currys (UK).
Having joined the company in its start-up phase, he drove strategic projects that transformed it from a privately owned domestic company to an international financial services company that had a market capitalisation of AU$215 million on its IPO. In September 2004, he was voted as one of the ‘Top Seven CIOs’ in Australia by MIS magazine that included CIOs from NAB, Telstra and other leading organisations.
Prior to joining ThinkSmart, Gaj was a Management Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in project management of innovative software solutions. He has also held various IT roles in organisations such as Asgard Wealth Solutions (subsidiary of Westpac), Fujitsu Consulting (UK), PanCredit Systems (UK) and AlphaWest.
Gaj has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Information Science) from ECU and a Masters of Business Administration from UWA where he graduated with Distinction and as a Tracy Horton Scholar. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.