Steve spent the first major part of his career honing his skills at JWT New York, where he worked on almost every brand there from toilet paper to diamonds, until his work for Malibu Rum won the agency their first gold lion for print. From JWT, Steve moved to Grey New York to be a creative director, and soon thereafter, an executive creative director, where over the next 13 years he helped lead the agency through its legendary transformation. He’s shortlisted at the Academy Awards with a digital short film for Canon, introduced the E*TRADE baby into the world, as well as helped lead Grey to one of the biggest new business wins in their nearly 100-year history with Gillette. While, along the way, winning a multitude of Cannes Lions and other prestigious awards, including Grey's first Emmy. In 2015, Steve also helped lead Grey New York to become the second-best performing agency at Cannes. After Grey, Steve moved west to work on the brand side as the Chief Creative Officer at the Wonderful Agency in Los Angeles, CA. The Wonderful Agency is the in-house agency of the highly successful Wonderful Company. Privately owned and run by billionaire marketing geniuses, Stewart and Lynda Resnick. Steve greatly values the experience of having worked on the client side, which provided a glimpse behind the curtain of one of the most successfully run marketing and manufacturing empires in America, finding it to have more fully rounded out his perspective on advertising and marketing. In a recent freelance life, Steve enjoyed consultant opportunities in New York. One of which led to a Coke spot via Fitzco and Co. in Atlanta, plus a potential new initiative for Apple that is currently under consideration. Most recently, Steve has taken on the role of Deputy Chief Creative Officer at The Bam Connection in Brooklyn. Steve could not be more thrilled to be reunited with his former colleagues and good friends, Rob Baiocco, CCO and Maureen Maldari, CEO, and looks forward to helping them guide the creative to the next level.

Krauss family portrait. On the day of my wife and I renewing our vows after 12 years of marriage.

Krauss family portrait. On the day of my wife and I renewing our vows after 12 years of marriage.