Kris Garvey Graves

Managing Partner

Professional Experience

Prior to FINN, I was the chief operating officer at Agency H5, leading many of the agency’s clients and all operations functions. I led the agency through much positive growth and was lauded as the driving force behind the agency’s recent success, which included an agency rebrand and being named one of “Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago 2018.” My focus has been brand strategy and creative development across sectors – from food, restaurant and culinary to retail and fashion to beauty, travel and hospitality. I have managed rebranding campaigns, social media/digital/influencer activations, non-profit partnerships, mobile marketing efforts and more. I worked with blue-chip clients, including Kraft Foods (Oscar Mayer and the much-loved Wienermobile), KFC, Kohl’s, Campbell Soup Company, Mondelez (OREO cookies, Nabisco Brands), Delta Faucet Co., Navy Pier, Michael Hill Jewelers, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Pampered Chef, Dairy Farmers of America, Storck Candy, ConAgra Foods, mike’s hard lemonade, to name a few.

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

- Maya Angelou

How'd you get here?

I have a deep background in consumer brand marketing and a passion for insight-driven storytelling. With 25+ years of award-winning integrated marketing experience and agency operations knowledge, I am charged with strategic and creative oversight to many of FINN’s Midwest’s key clients, operations efficiency and new business development.