Steve has 27 years of experience in the advertising industry. He spent the first half 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 ever. 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 globally awarded, brand-building, creative transformation. He’s shortlisted at the Academy Awards with a branded content short film for Canon. He also introduced the E*TRADE baby into the world, and helped lead Grey to one of the biggest new business wins in their nearly 100 year history with Gillette, along with winning a multitude of Cannes Lions and other prestigious awards, including Grey's first Emmy, ever. In 2015, Steve also helped lead Grey New York to be the second best performing agency at Cannes. Over the past year, Steve has enjoyed his role working 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, the Wonderful Company produces and distributes POM Wonderful pomegranate juice, Wonderful Pistachios and Almonds, Halos mandarins, in addition to owning the Fiji Water brand, the Teleflora brand, Justin Wines, and Landmark Wines. Steve values this experience of having seen behind the curtain of one of the most successfully run marketing and manufacturing empires in America, finding it to more fully round out his perspective on advertising and marketing. 

 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.