Co-Founder GSD&M, Real Estate Developer and Rancher
Stephen Gurasich is an entrepreneur at heart and an admired business builder. And after reading through this bio, you’ll probably be left asking yourself, “When does he find time to sleep?”
In 1971 Steve was one of five University of Texas graduates who founded GSD&M. From inception until 2007, Steve served as CEO of GSD&M, helping grow the agency to more than $1 billion in billings while leading successful brands like Coors, Lennox, Brinker International, Pennzoil and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
And when Steve wasn’t helping build major brands, he was helping build Austin, literally. Steve has been managing partner of real estate endeavors on behalf of the founding partners, creating and developing two successful master-planned communities: the 448-acre Lake Pointe on Lake Austin and the 500-acre Falconhead in Bee Cave, west of Austin. Steve also founded, grew and successfully sold Village Bank in Lakeway.
In 2008 Steve helped found and mentor Brand Power Exchange, a multimillion dollar minority/woman-owned promotional products solutions provider that serves Fortune 500 companies, with revenues of more than $30 million in 2009.
And there is a good chance that Steve has started another business endeavor in the time it took you to read this.