Zahid Gaj
Executive Vice President for Business Development and Marketing

Zahid began his career with Altus in 2004 as Marketing Director. He soon established himself as a corporate leader by developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing plan which increased revenues and profits by 20%. He also was responsible for corporate market research, conducting competitor and customer surveys to assess demand, brand position and awareness Altus during its formation. Zahid was also instrumental in developing, implementing and managing product and brand strategies to target markets for Altus centers in Houston, Beaumont and Baytown.

Zahid’s colorful management experience has brought a diverse set of essential skills to the Altus team. Since 2004, his dedication to quality, customer service and the company’s success has generated outstanding marketing results, which have been instrumental to the vitality and success of Altus. Zahid prides himself on being a results-oriented, self-starter and has established himself as a critical member of the Altus executive team.

Prior to joining Altus, Zahid enjoyed a successful career in the restaurant industry as manager of several profitable dining establishments in the greater Houston area. While in college, he also exhibited entrepreneurial savvy by starting his own security service for the hospitality industry, which soon became a segment leader in South Africa.

Zahid graduated from Rhodes University of South Africa in 1998 with a BA in Sociology and went on to receive a Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Management from Rhodes University in 2000. He currently resides in Houston with his family.