Musicians, snowboarders, sailors, poets, artists, golfers, builders, thinkers, doers, dreamers, and more than our fair share of Longhorns. It’s the perfect recipe for an award-winning ad agency. Here are a few of our key team members.


Jim Krause
President & Founder

Think of your classic ad guy, but take away the ego, the arrogance and the holier-than-thou attitude. Now add a collaborative approach to tackling challenges, a history of helping brands do great things, and a genuine smile. That’s Jim.

For over three decades, Jim has led Krause with a simple philosophy: learn the needs of the clients, then go serve them, with an unrivaled understanding for how brands grow by creating deep connections with consumers. It’s an approach that’s produced amazing results for a roster of iconic brands, including Zales, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Lone Star Beer, the Dallas Mavericks, Hyatt Hotels and UT Southwestern.

Away from the office, Jim is actively involved in the community, having served as a board member of several non-profits. He currently serves on the board of the Texas Program for Sports and Media at The University of Texas at Austin, in addition to being a frequent guest lecturer at the University. He’s also an avid sportsman. He’s played basketball with an NBA all-star, golfed with a former U.S. President, and dined with Hockey Hall of Famers. His best performance among the three? Dinner.


Candace Krause
Principal/Vice President

How hip is Candace? Let’s just say she’s on a first-name basis with RLGrime and Skrillex, who knows her as MamaSkrause. Don’t know who they are? Google them, and you’ll realize, wow, Candace is hip.

But it’s her expertise as a leader in luxury, jewelry and retail marketing that our clients are really hip to. Prior to joining Krause, Candace was the president of Brown Productions in Dallas, where she managed integrated advertising efforts for some of the world’s leading jewelry brands including both retailers and manufacturers. From campaigns for leading Italian designers such as Garavelli, to brand work for Louis Glick or Martin Katz, her insight and relationships in the industry run deep.

And to think, she almost pursued a career playing the oboe with the Hartford Symphony, but walked away when they offered her only a half scholarship. With Candace, it’s all or nothing.


Jim Hradecky
Principal/Chief Creative Officer

Jim is distinguished by his ability to see both sides of the coin – creating work that is strategically on target, yet captivating and meaningful to the viewer. He has successfully launched new products and breathed fresh life into tired brands. Over the course of his career, Jim has developed memorable, lasting campaigns for a notable list of clients that includes American Airlines, Frito Lay, JCPenney, Daisy Brand, Pace Picante Sauce, Zale Corporation, Quaker and ConAgra.

Jim’s interests beyond advertising include mid-century design, furniture and ceramics, and modern art. And just to clarify, it’s pronounced “Radesky”.


Trish Flaherty
Principal/Chief Financial Officer

Next to Jim Krause, she’s the longest-serving member of the Krause team, which means she’s pretty much seen it all—including Jim, way back when he had wavy dark hair and a commanding jump shot. And yes, she does have pictures.

Krause Advertising
It’s not just what we do, it’s how we do it.

Since 1979, Krause has been dedicated to building brands through smart thinking, insightful strategies and killer creative across all media, while never losing sight of the ever-evolving ways brands and consumers connect in today’s communication landscape. That’s why we offer a wide range of capabilities and services.


Scott LeBlanc
Creative Director

Scott is a client’s best friend—a brilliant creative, big-picture thinker and shrewd strategist all rolled into one. Happiness for Scott is a brand with unrealized potential for greatness, followed closely by a cold beer and a large pot of boiling crawfish.

It’s not just a job, it’s a journey. We believe you should enjoy yourself along the way. It helps when it’s fun being around the people you work with!