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Knaus ’81 Joins RTS

Jeff Knaus ’81 has been named national account manager for Relational Technology Solutions (RTS), one of the largest independent technology leasing and technology solutions providers in North America. Knaus will be located in San Francisco.

He was most recently engaged in an entrepreneurial effort focused on international real estate financing, land acquisition and conservancy. From 2005 to 2007, he ran HP Financial Services’ Western 13 states; his team handled all financing for direct sales, channel sales, and outsourced transactions. Previously, Knaus enjoyed a 13-year career with Comdisco as a senior vice president of sales for the Bay Area, Mountain States, and the Northwest. In 1999, he left Comdisco to become a founding executive at an Internet start-up that raised $25 million in the B2B space.

Knaus holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hobart College. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi as well as the Hobart football and lacrosse teams, serving as captain on the latter. He was a recipient of the William C. Stiles Memorial Award and was awarded distinction for his baccalaureate essay titled, “Sex Segregation and Pay Differentiation Within the Labor Market.”