Patrick Hardey is an SEO specialist based in Louisiana. Prior to joining Status Labs, he held sales, digital marketing, and consulting roles. He began his digital marketing career in 2016 in the startup world as an in-house marketing generalist orchestrating integrated digital marketing growth. He was instrumental in scaling the Waitr brand from an early stage startup to its Nasdaq listing as the world’s second publicly traded food delivery company. While there he also established a premium partner marketing business unit as well as their ongoing corporate social responsibility effort to feed the less fortunate. After his exit he spent time freelancing and renovating his small French cottage. He currently lives in Lake Charles with his wife and two daughters, who are renovating that same cottage with crayons. He earned bachelor’s degrees in management and marketing from the Burton College of Business at McNeese State University.