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CEO & President

Darius Fisher is the CEO, President and co-founder of Status Labs, a premier online reputation management, digital marketing, and public relations firm with offices in Austin, New York, Los Angeles, and Sao Paulo. Status Labs serves over 1,500 clients in 35 countries, including Fortune 500 brands, CEOs, politicians, athletes, and other public figures. As CEO, Fisher created the strategic vision of the company, built partnerships with agencies and influencers, and recruited their domestic and international sales and account management teams. Prior to co-founding Status Labs, Fisher worked as a political consultant and copywriter. Fisher graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University.

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Senior Media Director

Lacy is a native Floridian that uses her Masters in Advertising and background in PR, marketing and branding to produce valuable client work. When she’s not correcting grammar or updating her font collection, she can be found outside. She enjoys exploring Texas with her fiance and dog, snuggling her unwilling chickens, and being the exception to crazy “Florida Woman” stories.

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Chief Operating Officer

Jesse is an internet marketer with an unhealthy obsession with SEO, social media marketing, running, and his Spotify starred list (8,000 songs and growing). Based in NYC, he has a cat named Gracie and fights a constant battle with a major sweet tooth.

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Director of Account Management

Alexa moved to Austin two years ago from New York City, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Originally from Sarasota, Florida, Alexa enjoys the beach (shout out to Siesta Key), Americana music, thrifting, her two cats, people watching, running and Seinfeld. She is an Aquarius.

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Director of Operations & Marketing

Nick works out of our New York office, helping to develop the team’s internal operations and taking on both internal and external marketing projects. Nick is originally from Webster, NY, and graduated from the University at Albany. Prior to joining Status Labs, Nick worked for FanDuel and helped manage one of the largest radio advertising budgets in the country. Nick is a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Grateful Dead. Rock on!

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Content Director

Clair is our Office Manager and Content Director. After graduating from the University of Texas, she joined the Status Labs team to kick start her professional writing career. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, she loves the Royals and when she isn’t at the office, you can find her fueling her addiction to sweets or walking off energy with her new puppy, Fiona.

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Sales Development
Kevin has a diverse professional background with a primary focus in sales and marketing. He’s originally from Florida, but growing up in a military family gave him the chance to experience several different parts of the U.S. and Germany. While attending the University of North Texas he fell in love with Austin and decided to make the jump after graduating.
He’s been a lifelong Cowboys fan and does his best to explain the game to his fiance’ and son (foosball as she calls it). When Kevin’s not working or spending time with family he enjoys catching up with friends, cruising around on his skateboard, and searching for the best taco spots in Austin.
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Business Development Director

Asia Mernissi is a Business Development Director based in New York. Prior to Status Labs, she handled client development, private sales and managed several multi-million dollar auctions at Christie’s Paris and Sotheby’s New York. She has lived in France, Italy, and Morocco and is fluent in French and Italian. Asia graduated from Yale University. She loves soccer (Arsenal), progressive trance music, and crime novels.

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Account Manager
Sal was born and raised near the Bay Area of California.  After graduating from UC Davis in 2012 with a double major in economics and philosophy, he moved to New Orleans where he lived three memorable years before moving to Austin in the summer of 2015.  He has accumulated experience in sales, management, and the insurance industry, most recently having worked at Progressive insurance for three years prior to joining Status Labs.
In his free time, Sal enjoys the outdoors, boxing, playing guitar, reading, and sharing valuable moments in life with friends and family.
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SEO Specialist

Anglyn grew up in Southern California and attended San Diego State University, where she earned a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. After working a few years she realized it was time for a change, so she decided to leave the beach behind to find her place in the Live Music Capital of the World – Austin, TX. Anglyn comes to Status Labs with over 7 years of digital marketing experience, having managed SEO campaigns in both the tech and legal industries.

When Anglyn is not at work, she is busy taking barre classes, visiting friends and family across the country, or browsing Yelp for the latest places to eat and drink.

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Business Development Director

A native Texan and graduate of the University of North Texas, David was commissioned as an officer in the Air Force and stationed in Japan and Texas. He spent his 20’s traveling to the world’s scariest places as a C-130 navigator. David transitioned to the civilian world, first as an account exec for Siemens Industry and is now at home in Austin at Status Labs. When not in the office, David enjoys a room with a view, a well made cocktail, and exploring the world with his wife Bex, his daughter Lulu, and his metal detector Frank.

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Senior Consultant

Michael graduated from the University of Texas and loves his Longhorns. When he’s not competing in some team sport, he’s probably reading a book and enjoying a cup of coffee.

 

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”

  • African Proverb
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Account Manager
Arianne Smola is an Account Manager based in Austin, TX. Before joining Status Labs, Arianne spent five years working in the recruitment industry at Indeed.com, in both business development and account management capacities. Arianne grew up in Fairfield, CT and graduated from Colgate University. She lived in New York City for four years before relocating to Austin in late 2015. Outside of the office, Arianne loves trying new restaurants and recipes, traveling, and catching as many live shows as possible.
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Account Manager

Rob Graduated from Utah State University with a degree in history, and commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force. While in the military, he completed over 130 combat missions as an Instructor Navigator on C-130’s, and traveled the world to over 46 countries including some of the world’s scariest places. After leaving the military, he moved to Texas to start his career in Account Management where he now calls Status Labs home. When he isn’t in the office, you can find him in his garage working in his woodshop, taking to the skies to indulge in his love for flying, or traveling the world with his wife Dani, his son Max, and his dog. Rob say’s his favorite things in life are Lego’s, movies, and Airplanes.

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Media Director

Courtney has over 5 years of public relations and crisis communications experience. When she’s not busy landing awesome media placements for her clients, she enjoys lifting heavy things, sewing, and tending to her backyard chickens.

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Account Executive

Mary is natural from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and moved to NY 3 years ago looking for the lights, chaos and the opportunities only the Big Apple can offer. With over eight year experience in marketing and project management- mostly in the fashion and arts fields- she now joins Status Labs to embrace a new challenge: managing online reputation projects of all kinds of clients.

When Mary is not at work she is probably practicing vinyasa yoga or looking for a new variation of it. Dogs, sunny (and hot) days, art and chocolate are her passions.

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Business Development Director

Laura Jaffee is a Business Development Director based in New York City.  Prior to Status Labs, she was a top sales performer and manager at SinglePlatform. Originally from Westchester, New York, Laura graduated from Barnard College with a BA in American Studies.  Outside of work, Laura can be found exploring the City’s best food and fitness scenes.

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Operations Specialist

Dana has enjoyed being part of the operations team at Status Labs for almost a year. She likes going to movies, gluten-free cuisine (tacos), and hanging out with her adorable weiner puppy, Charlotte.

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Senior Digital Strategist

Samir came to us from Boston where he ran his own digital marketing agency for many years. Prior to joining Status Labs, Samir ran all the digital marketing and sales for a few startups and also worked at WordStream. His insatiable appetite for digital marketing brought him to Status Labs to grow the digital marketing side of the business. Samir’s obsessed with biking, traveling, and spending time outdoors with his two Thai Street Dogs and wife. Oh yea, and he’s a big coffee connoisseur.

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Senior Copywriter

Amy is a gamer geek who has decided real life is overrated. She graduated from Southwestern University and after some time working with children, she decided to pursue a job that included her love of technology. When she isn’t working on costumes for a Renaissance Festival, she is wondering why exactly she never got into D&D.

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Account Executive

Following an extensive career in financial services, Steve has chosen to hang up his finance cleats and make the jump over to the marketing world.  When not in the office (and sometimes in the office), Steve dreams about spending his summers on the beach.

The thing most commonly said from clients about Steve is his uncanny ability to truly listen to the problem before he makes a recommendation.
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Content Manager

Steve graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a BA in English. Before joining the Status Lab team he held a variety of jobs including carpenter, bartender, and Mountain Safety team lead in Lake Tahoe, California.

Steve has a love/hate relationship with the Buffalo Bills. He enjoys ice hockey, skateboarding and searching for the perfect chicken wing.

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SEO Specialist

Kayla relocated to Austin in 2015 after leaving the hospitality industry in Telluride, Colorado. At Status Labs she brings forward her communication and marketing skills as a specialist on the Operations team. Outside of work you can find her on the road or in the mountains.

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Account Manager

Bailey grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She became simultaneously disagreeable to the cold and fond of traveling, which lead her all over Asia and India before she finally settled in Austin, TX. She has worked in a sales capacity in the tech industry for three years before finding a home at Status Labs.

When Bailey isn’t at work, she is practicing yoga, or researching the best place in town for dinner and drinks.

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Media Director
Kaitlin graduated from Baylor University with a BA in Journalism. After graduation she moved to Colorado where she gained experience working in both a Public Relations agency and an in-house firm. After two years she moved back to her home town Austin, TX where she continued to work in the PR industry.
When she is not securing valuable media placements, Kaitlin enjoys finding fun new places to eat and drink around town, seeing live music, going to the movies, and taking her blue heeler Prudence on long walks around the city. She is a fount of random facts and a good person to call if you ever find yourself stumped in the cash cab.
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SEO Specialist

Dani graduated from the University of the Cumberlands with a BS in Business Administration. She is originally from Kentucky (Go CATS) where she started her online marketing and SEO career with the Kentucky World Trade Center in Louisville. Before joining Status Labs she also worked as a photographer in Little Rock, an English tutor in Japan and finished up her schooling in Montpellier, France.

Dani enjoys traveling to far-flung destinations, finding ways to incorporate unicorn-adorned accessories into her wardrobe, Moscow Mules, thrifting and taking way too many pictures of her dog, Rocco.

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SEO Specialist

Chance is yet another Austin transplant, hailing from the great pioneer state of Oklahoma. With a Nutritional Science degree from OK State under his belt, he rose to new challenges and swiftly adapted to our tech-startup culture upon joining the Ops team. With sarcasm on point and a pet cactus to care for, Chance surely does his part to keep everyone entertained and our campaigns performing ahead of schedule.

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SEO Specialist

Claire is a native Texan who’s lived in the Austin area for the last 16 years. She graduated with a BA in Art History from the University of Texas, but don’t ask her who her favorite artist is (because she can never choose!). While she has a passion for art and culture, she has spent the last few years working in the tech industry and is excited to be a part of the Status Labs team.

She enjoys grabbing drinks with friends, seeing live music, hanging out with her cat Russell, and taking trips to museums.

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SEO Specialist

Daniel is a graduate of Ohio University, where he also played baseball for the Bobcats. He has been working with different websites, focusing on internet marketing, SEO and content, for over eight years.

Currently based in Orlando, Florida, he enjoys staying active in sports and trying to still be halfway decent at piano.

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Senior Account Manager

James has 4 years experience in Sales and Account Management, working at Groupon in Chicago for 3 years in Business Development as well as developing sales strategy for an interactive software startup. Originally from Houston but spent most of his childhood in Lagos, Nigeria and Islamabad, Pakistan. This experience gives him a worldly perspective when working with clients all across the globe. He still loves to travel internationally any chance he can. Other hobbies include exploring Austin via bicycle in search of the perfect deli sandwich, attempting to learn every Motown song on guitar and solving Lone Star beer bottle cap puzzles.

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Account Manager

Charlie is one of our dedicated account managers with 10+ years in customer service under his belt. A true Texan — he is a lifelong fan of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, but also bleeds burnt orange for his alma mater.

Where is Charlie when he’s not in the office hard-at-work keeping clients happy? You’ll probably find him cycling around Austin, kayaking down Lady Bird, playing basketball in the park, lost in a good book, or pursuing his aspirations in the field of juvenile literature.