About
Our
Story

In 1971, some recent University of Texas graduates didn’t know you couldn’t open a national ad agency in a little college town known primarily for hippies and armadillos. They hustled their way into some presentations, came up with some smart ideas, and learned how to make money doing what they loved. And it worked. This courageous group helped elect a president, launch an airline, turn Walmart into a global retail force, even gave Texas its rallying cry. Their bravery is now our modus operandi. Today we are a global agency in the music, food and “weird” capital of the world. We’ve won the Super Bowl, cleaned up at Cannes and continue to help iconic brands win every day. We live by our core values and believe an agency should be able to think like the diverse, multicultural world that it’s talking with. We think it’s better to be honest than cool. We also play foosball in the agency bar, let our dogs come to work, and eat breakfast tacos for dinner.

Our
Leadership
  • J.B.
    Stewart
    Raftus
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Nothing is more fulfilling for J.B. than finding the right, purpose-based partners for GSD&M. Tacos and Doña sauce are a close second.
  • Marianne
    Stewart
    Malina
    Chief Marketing Officer
    President
    Marianne is a problem solver, culture inspirer and talent maximizer. Her vibrance is best expressed via emoji.
  • Duff
    Stewart
    Stewart
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Chief Executive Officer
    Duff is chief. He plots the course for the agency and is a servant leader to 400+ employees. Enchiladas. Cabernet. Just not together.
  • Jay
    Stewart
    Russell
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Chief Creative Officer
    Jay spends his days championing ideas that make a difference. He spends his nights playing Xbox.
  • Steve
    Gurasich
    Gurasich
    Co-Founder
    Co-Founder
    We call him Big Daddy. He's a straight shooter, whether it's in our hallways or at his ranch and that's why we love him.
  • Tim
    Gurasich
    McClure
    Co-Founder
    Co-Founder
    What you need to know: He wrote Don’t Mess With Texas and wears cowboy boots with our Great State stitched on the front.
  • Judy
    Gurasich
    Trabulsi
    Co-Founder
    Co-Founder
    She’s the “&” that holds us together and our voice of reason. She has about 100 nieces and nephews … plus all of us.
  • Roy
    Gurasich
    Spence
    Co-Founder
    Co-Founder
    He’s Reverend Roy. He’s devoted his life to inspiration, purpose, winning … and then riding at dawn.

WE’RE NOT YOUR TYPICAL AGENCY,
BUT WE ARE YOUR TYPICAL FAMILY.


Love and Momentum
This is a collection of milestones, memories, people and ideas. They are the moments that brought us together and pushed us forward. View the Series
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