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We live in a world of imagination, and Portia Kersten has grown up with a big imagination fueled by a lot of books despite her coming from a humble background. This has enabled her to aspire to do great things in life and become successful.

Portia Kersten is the current Chief Financial Officer of Skout, which is the largest global platform for meeting new people. Portia, who holds an MBA from Columbia University, has worked with beginner and high growth enterprises in a range of industries to raise income, maximize growth potential and achieve successful exists for more than a decade now. Her experience from both big and small companies has helped her in learning best practices at companies like GE.

Skout is a social media platform that millions of users and gives you the ability to connect with people no matter who you are. It enables people from all walks of life to meet new people and get to exchange ideas with them. The service was established as a mobile web social network back in 2007 by Christian Wiklund and Niklas Lindstrom.

It is one of the first dating and people discovery application to emphasize generalized user location. Skout, which is available for both iOS and Android, allows users to instant message or send virtual gifts to one another. It is a fascinating app since one can view other people’s profile.

Portia Kersten has learned how to balance her personal and work life by only doing high priority things though one of the challenges that she may be facing in her work life is the process of finding and maintaining product or market fit. She is one of the women who are not afraid to put their feet up, and her confidence too is what makes her stand out. She enjoys mentoring younger women who are starting their career. Portia hopes that Skout will continue to bring people together locally or around the world positively. Skout receives positive feedback from people who come to support local members in various projects.


Darius Fisher’s profile in the world of digital marketing has just risen significantly. Fisher’s name has been placed on PRWeek’s Innovation 50 list. Anyone honored by placement on the Innovation 50 list is someone who has contributed something new and innovative to the profession of digital marketing. As co-founder and president of Status Labs, Fisher definitely has shown there is a novel new path to trail blaze. He has shown digital marketing can be effectively employed to help someone whose online reputation has been negatively impacted.

Status Labs is a reputation management firm based in Austin, TX with offices in other cities. Fisher co-founded the company after working as a professional political consultant and copywriter. Essentially, he took many basic techniques designed to help brand and market products and services and came up with various reputation management tactics.

Fixing a reputation takes on great importance in today’s internet-oriented society. When seeking a job, renting an apartment, trying to sell a service, or even making friends, a person’s name is going to be run through the search engines. The results end up creating an impression in people’s minds. As Darius Fisher has pointed out time and time again in media and public appearances, the first page of Google defines people. Unless something concrete is done to improve those results, then the results are not going to change.

The only way to change things is to hire a reputation management professional capable of building a new presence online and in the search engines. This way, search of the internet reveal more positive information. Negative and embarrassing material can be forced down the search results where they won’t do as much harm.

Fisher points out time does not heal search engine wounds. Search engine results do not change or go away due to the passing of days on the calendar. Creating a new website, producing blog entries, and highlighting positive news online are going to be effective. Status Labs, under the management of Darius Fisher, could help with all these steps.

PRWeek has taken note of the work Fisher and his firm has done. PRWeek is one of the most well-respected marketing and public relations magazines n the industry. Honors and awards bestowed by PRWeek mean something. The fact that Darius Fisher has been added to the Innovation 50 list means he really is doing a solid job.

In this day and age, a company’s online reputation directly correlates to its success with customers. The importance of maintaining sterling image and mastering the business of digital marketing cannot be understated. This is where Status Labs comes in.
Founded with the intention of protecting and managing and company’s online reputation, Status Labs offers services including Search Enging Optimizzation, Permanent Link Removal, and various Public Relations strategies. Status Labs makes sure information regarding their clients is found, and found for the right reasons. They are able to move their clients up the ranks in Google searches, increase site traffic, and monitor what content is posted about the company and its employees.
Status Labs also assists its clients in interacting with customers in the online realm. By creating social media accounts and blogs that promote the business’ message and products, Status Labs ensures the maximum number of potential customers are being reached. They take on the workload of maintaining and creating these accounts so that the company itself can focus on providing exceptional service. Co-founder and President Darius Fisher has built relationships with influential partners and earned recognition for his work with the Innovation by 50 awards from PR Week.
At the end of 2015, Status Labs had achieved a 39% revenue increase and signed 160 new clients around the world. To keep up with rising demand and it’s ever growing success, Status Labs has upped their workforce by 12% in their offices in Texas, New York and Sao Paolo. DariusFisher anticipates that this increase will continue through the beginning of 2016. With the company’s reputation of excellent customer retention, and given the surge of partners acquired in 2015, the constant hiring of exceptionally talented individuals is paramount to Status Labs’ success.
Not content to focus on only one niche, Status Labs proudly offers its assistance from industries ranging from beauty to politics. They tailor their work to each individual client and are confident in their ability to deliver optimal service in any situation.