Darius Fisher is the CEO and co-founder of Status Labs. As CEO, Fisher created the strategic vision of the company, built partnerships with agencies and influencers, and recruited the 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.
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.
Alexa moved to Austin 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.
Originally from Kansas City, Clair moved to Austin to attend The University of Texas. After graduating with honors, she joined Status Labs’ content team to kickstart her career in writing. She later became the Director of Culture for the company before ultimately moving into the Chief of Staff role, taking on corporate communications and internal policy building, recruiting and training, and managing department directors and executive team. When she’s not working, she’s rooting for the KC Royals and Chiefs and running off the energy generated from her incessant sweet tooth.
Chris is the Managing Director of our UK & Europe office at Status Labs and is based in London. Prior to joining Status Labs, Chris was Director of the Industry Practice at alva, a reputation analytics firm, and specialized in communications strategy for the mining, energy, defense, and telecommunications sectors.
Chris holds a first-class honors degree in BSC Management and is a current candidate in the Weekend MBA program at Imperial College London.
Outside the office, Chris spends his time training with his fencing coach and reading.
A native of Niagara Falls, NY, Bob received a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Niagara University. After spending several years working for The Walt Disney Company in Florida, Bob landed in New Orleans, where he got married, earned his MBA, and had his two children. Four years ago, Bob and his family moved to Austin, ultimately ending up at Status Labs in the role of Controller. When he is not working, his time is spent listening to music, watching football, going to concerts, playing poker, and doing whatever his kids want to do.
Originally from New Jersey, Tracy attended New York University and then made her way across the country to Los Angeles where she stayed for 20 years. Tracy started her own finance consulting company in 2004 which eventually led to a seven-year career as Director of Finance and CEO of the US branch of a large European conglomerate. She just moved to San Antonio in 2021 for a change of pace and to enjoy home ownership. Tracy is very excited to explore Texas and loves running, creative writing, documentaries and her energetic, 12-pound terrier El Niño.
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations, Dana oversees the SEO/Digital Team in both the US and internationally. She coordinates all reputation management and SEO campaigns and supports interdepartmental relationships.
Claire is a native Texan who attempts to navigate the excitement of the ”Austin scene”…but usually she gets too tired and decides to just unwind with friends instead. She enjoys outings with coworkers, listening to live music, and keeping it pretty chill.
Bailey grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She became simultaneously disagreeable to the cold and fond of traveling, which led her all over Asia and India before she finally settled in Austin, TX. She 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.
James has four years of experience in Sales and Account Management, working at Groupon in Chicago for three years in Business Development, as well as developing sales strategy for an interactive software startup. He’s 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.
Charlie has been with Status Labs for over three years and has 10+ years of customer service under his belt. Mr. Howell’s in-depth understanding of online reputation has been forged since he started with Status Labs in 2015 on our operations team as an SEO specialist. Status Labs quickly realized his skill of building strong client relationships, which made him a great fit for our account management team. He has thrived in that role and completed dozens and dozens of successful campaigns for happy clients.
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 Lake, playing basketball in the park, or absorbed in a good book. A true Texan, he is a lifelong fan of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, but also bleeds burnt orange for his alma mater. (Hook ’em!)
Laura Weisman is a Business Development Director based in New York City. 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.
James is a Business Development Director at Status Labs and based at our London Office. Before Status Labs, James worked in open-source intelligence, research and acquisitions for a Leading Private Real Estate Development Company. James has a keen interest in history and having grown up on the coast, loves a BBQ on the beach.
Senior 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.
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 seven 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.
Rob graduated from Utah State University with a degree in history, and was 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-130s, and traveled 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 says his favorite things in life are Legos, movies, and airplanes.
Mary is naturally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and moved to NY in 2014 looking for the lights, chaos, and opportunities only the Big Apple can offer. With over eight years of experience in marketing and project management—mostly in the fashion and arts fields—she joined Status Labs to embrace a new challenge: managing online reputation projects for 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.
Spencer is the Director of West Coast Growth at Status Labs and is based in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Status Labs, he was a Digital Strategist at Weber Shandwick in New York City. Spencer graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BS in Human and Organizational Development and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership.
Outside of the office, Spencer can be found reading dystopian novels, replacing divots on the golf course, rooting on the Mets (ya gotta believe!), and grooming his dog Birdie to be a star.
Esther is a Texas native and graduate of The University of Texas. Outside of managing SEO projects, paid social boosts, and content marketing, in her spare time you can find her hiking, camping, and hanging out with her dog, Gracie.
Brittney is a born and raised Texas enthusiast. She graduated from UTSA, where she earned a B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. Brittney leverages her skills in media outreach, content creation, research, and coordinating projects with the Status Labs SEO team. She enjoys traveling, reading, caffeine, and cat naps.
Jenna grew up in Houston and attended UT Austin, where she graduated with a BS in Government and Religious Studies. She loves to solve complex SEO and digital reputation challenges. In her role as SEO Strategy Manager, Jenna researches and develops new search engine strategies and helps train the SEO team. When she’s not working, you’ll find her playing outside, at the yoga studio, or trying out new activities and recipes.
Sheena Foster is a veteran external communications creator and strategist whose work was instrumental in getting an endometriosis education bill passed in New York State. Her work has appeared on-air and in numerous magazines, newspapers, and online outlets. She joins Status Labs to helm external communications for its elite clients.
Content Strategy Manager
Kate moved to Austin from Charlottesville, Virginia, to attend the University of Texas at Austin. A recent graduate, she is excited to be a part of the Status Labs team. Outside of work, she’s usually spending time with friends, trying to get out more, and talking to anyone who will listen about her blind cat, Sandra Dee.
Anna is a Business Development Director at Status Labs and is based at our London office. Prior to joining Status Labs, Anna was the Chief Account Manager at a leading private real estate company also based in London. Originally from the smallest county in the U.K, Rutland, Anna loves going to the theatre & exploring the endless London pubs with family & friends.
Business Development Manager
Before joining Status Labs as a Business Development Manager I worked in the property industry for 4 years as a Relationship Executive and move consultant. I moved to London from Leeds to attend Brunel University where I studied Law. In my free time, I like to go to the gym/participate in fitness classes.
Sara Laufs grew up in the Kansas City area and earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas. Soon after, she traded in her ruby red slippers for a pair of western boots and made her way down to Texas where she resided in Dallas for four years before venturing south to Austin. Sara has sharpened her skills in sales, consulting, and account management in various industries throughout her career. As an Account Manager with Status Labs, Sara’s meticulous organization and dedication to every project sees that every campaign is successful and her clients are happy with the work we do.
Outside of work, you’ll find Sara hiking the beautiful Austin Hill Country, sweating it out at yoga or kickboxing, checking out local artists, or tasting new flavors from the rotating food trucks.
Rachel is a Houston-native and a proud member of Status Labs’ operations team. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where she took classes in as many departments as she could find. After studying abroad in London, Rachel enjoys BBC shows and a strong cup of black tea. She settled into the rhetoric and writing department and wrote her senior thesis on the rhetoric of sketch comedy. Rachel enjoys puns and her cat Peanut- and hopes this does not give anyone paws.
Business Development Director
Jascha is based in Hamburg as the Head of Status Labs’ Germany office. Prior to joining Status Labs, Jascha was Client Advisor for Wealth Management Clients at UBS. He holds two Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Financial Management from NOVA Lisboa and Insper Sao Paulo.
Jascha loves traveling, primarily to his family in Latin America and also enjoys any athletic activity such as soccer, tennis, skiing or kitesurfing.
Senior SEO Specialist
Zach is joining the Status Labs team as an SEO Specialist after spending the last 4 years working in Sports Marketing. He attended Liberty University and grew up in Los Angeles, California. Zach spends his free time attending sporting events, live music, being outdoors, and watching his favorite show The Office.
Senior SEO Specialist
A native of Dallas, Arye escaped the brutal, cold clutches of New York City and moved back to the Lone Star State to join the wonderful team at Status Labs. Arye is a music fiend who exhibits signs of a potentially-unhealthy obsession with the band Phish and a budding dependency on the Grateful Dead. When Arye isn’t taking in a live show, he’s riding his bike, writing, or learning how to be less-bad at playing the guitar.
Monica was raised in the lovely suburb of Cedar Park and attended Texas State University in San Marcos where she got her Bachelor of Science in Advertising. Combining her love for advertising and the internet she was naturally drawn to SEO and digital marketing. Monica comes to Status Labs with 4 years of SEO experience and an ever-expanding curiosity and appreciation for all facets of digital marketing.
When she’s not working you can probably find her playing video games, going on hikes, collecting rocks or petting her dog Cicero!
Senior SEO Specialist
Darrell came from a freelance SEO and branding background before joining the team at Status Labs. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from McNeese State University in Louisiana and grew up near Memphis (on the very street that Elvis grew up on). He thrives when given opportunities to solve problems creatively in ORM and SEO campaigns. Interests include rock climbing, bedroom guitar playing, and spelunking YouTube rabbit holes. Darrell can be found at any given coffee shop, a nearby rock show, or cruising around on his motorcycle.
Originally from Charlotte, Brittany received her degree from the University of Georgia. After 4 years of sales & marketing in the real estate industry, she decided to move to Europe to work on sailboats as a “chef”, where she learned she loves to travel and hates to cook. Outside of work, Brittany enjoys trying a new workout classes, bargain shopping, and enjoying the outdoors.
Colleen Barndt is an Account Coordinator based in Austin, TX. Prior to Status Labs, she worked for nearly four years in Client Services and Recruiting at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), a NY-based professional learning platform. Outside of work, Colleen can be found drenched in sweat (post-yoga), eating all the tacos, or taking a dip in Barton Springs!
Originally from Philadelphia, Sophie graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Public Communication. Now residing in New York City and working as an Account Coordinator, this Virgo can often be found listening to Leon Bridges or Lizzo, doing pilates, and taste testing all the glorious food that NYC has to offer.
Diego’s background is in technology, where he worked for Apple Inc., a consumer electronics company before he joined the team at Status Labs. He studied Finance at Texas A&M University in College Station and minored in Economics. He is obsessed with social media and loves to learn all the new platforms and upcoming trends. Diego loves to play tennis, work out, read GQ, and make TikToks in his free time. He also loves to travel, watch movies with friends, and explore just about anywhere.
Originally from Albuquerque, Samantha received her bachelors degree in Communications from the University of New Mexico. Prior to working at Status Labs, Samantha spent 2 years at a public relations and earned media software company. Now residing in Los Angeles, she enjoys playing beach volleyball, going to the mountains and sippin’ on a glass of cabernet.
A native El Pasoan, Arleen earned her bachelor’s degree in English from UT Austin. She joins Status Labs with 5 years of SEO and content writing experience. When not strategizing for her clients, she enjoys cultural criticism, listening to music, reading, and making her Animal Crossing island as cute as possible.
Keelie graduated from Clemson University with a master’s degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism and received a full athletic scholarship for indoor volleyball. Coming from the Hotel Industry, she has over 5 years of experience in Sales and Marketing in the competitive Houston market. She joined Status Labs Austin to embark on a new journey and challenge. Outside of work, you will find Keelie playing sand volleyball, lots and lots of sand volleyball, she competes in tournaments almost every weekend. When she’s not busy competing, you will find her cozying up next to her 2 cats and dog, traveling, and cooking.
Jamie is an Austin, Texas native who graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Since then, she has primarily worked as a professional actor, performing for Cedar Point, Florida Studio Theatre, Disney, Universal Studios, & Show Palace Dinner Theatre . The Covid-19 pandemic forced her to switch gears, and she was lucky enough to join the Status Labs team! Apart from purely performing, she enjoys playwriting and improv. Long-distance running, singing karaoke in the car, and playing with her cats also comprise her free time.
Hailing from Philadelphia, Klaudia began her journey at Status Labs as a content writer. With an extensive background in business development, branding, and operations management under her belt, she parlays those skills to harness positive client experiences. When she’s not working, Klaudia can be found taking a walk to her favorite wooder ice spot (it’s a Philly thing), weight lifting, and watching obscure documentaries.
Aabram Tierranegra attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and graduated with a degree in Business Management. He moved to Austin in 2017 from his hometown Corpus Christi, TX. He previously worked in healthcare administration and property management before joining StatusLabs. When Aabram is not at work, he enjoys staying active, power naps, thrift shopping, and playing tennis on the weekends.
Before working at Status Labs, Daniel actively worked with many local businesses & non-profits creating marketing content. Coming from Sarasota, Florida, he enjoys finding ways to preserve the natural beauty of his environment. He’s used to coming up with creative solutions for complicated problems! When he’s not at home relaxing, you can usually find him running around with a camera.
Clay’s background is in branding, where he worked for Watson & Company, a Manhattan-based, luxury branding agency before he joined the team at Status Labs. He studied International Business at St. Edward’s University with an extended study abroad in Madrid. He loves to make new friends and work with brands and individuals who want to do big things! Clay loves to travel, lift weights, swim laps, do yoga, and hike when he’s feeling active but he also likes to watch movies and tv, eat and drink, graphic design, read, play chess, and draw!
Senior Writer/ Editor
Joanie is a Senior Writer/Editor in SEO/ORM with an infinite passion for storytelling. As a longtime journalist, her work has appeared in dozens of newspapers, magazines, and various digital media verticals. Based in Boca Raton, FL, Joanie has a penchant for Apple products, ‘80s pop culture, beach escapes, and Zen living. She also loves a good handbag and spreading kindness like confetti.
Doug graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with a degree in economics. He kicked off his professional career in the accounting department at a global insurance company in Princeton New Jersey. He recently moved to Austin Texas in July to finally get a taste of the city life. When he is not harassing clients for payments, he enjoys paddle boarding, skiing, going on hikes, watching football, and anything real estate.
Nadim is an SEO Specialist at Status Labs, based at our London Office. Graduating from the University of Northampton with a Degree in Accounting and Finance, Nadim decided to pursue a more fulfilling career in Digital Marketing and SEO. Prior to working at Status Labs, he worked as a Digital Marketing Manager in the Beauty Industry, and for the television network, TBN, as an Editor and Compliance Officer.
Outside of the office, Nadim enjoys boxing, going out for food and working with creatives such as musicians and photographers.
Luke is a Business Development Manager at Status Labs and is based at our London office. Prior to joining Status Labs, Luke worked in the sports industry for six years specialising in sponsorship negotiation, most recently working for Premier League Club Southampton FC. Originally from Manchester in the UK, Luke graduated from the University of Lancaster with a BA in History. Outside the office Luke can be found watching any sport that is on TV, including his beloved Manchester United as well as exploring London’s best pubs.
Business Development Manager
Kate is a Business Development Manager at Status Labs and is based in our London Office. She has over six years of Account Management experience across the publishing industry for houses such as The Bloomsbury Group and Penguin Random House UK, working on best selling book campaigns with UK retailers. Kate lives in East London with her greyhound Nora. She loves weekend adventures to the coast, watching test cricket and going to stand up comedy shows.
Senior Writer/ Editor
Amy L. Hogan is a veteran writer of print and digital media. Her work has appeared internationally in hundreds of magazines, websites, and books.
Before Status Labs, Ms. Hogan worked on the editorial teams that launched three award-winning weekly magazines. After two decades in women’s celebrity entertainment magazines, she pivoted to cannabis journalism and content marketing.
She joins Status Labs to create captivating content for elite clients.
Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Ms. Hogan graduated from Susquehanna University’s Writer’s Institute. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband, Ryan, two daughters, and a chicken named Fluffhead.
Lilianna is an SEO specialist based in New York City. She was raised in Santa Cruz, California, and graduated from Bennington College in Vermont. Before Status Labs, Lilianna worked as a freelance marketing consultant. When not working, Lilianna loves taking walks, swimming in the ocean, doing yoga, or seeing live theater performances
Shiv Kumar Tiwari
Senior Software Engineer
Originally from Ayodhya, the mythical city of Lord Rama, Shiv moved to Meerut to attend The Uttar Pradesh Technical University. After graduating, he started his career in Software Engineering. In 2016 he started his own Software Company and has been with Status Labs since 2019. Outside of work, you can find Shiv spending time with his two beautiful daughters or playing cricket.
Will is passionate about creative research and clear communication. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University at Albany, SUNY, and prior to joining Status Labs he taught courses in formal logic, critical thinking, and ethics. His published research focuses on empathy and moral imagination and covers topics ranging from American pragmatism to Breaking Bad and The Sopranos. Outside of work you can find him trying to play jazz bass, reading, or following the NBA and his beloved Boston Celtics.