The 2007-2008 economic crash has been the worst economic crisis to hit the Americas economy since the 1930s great depression. Though it sent the economy to a halt, a lot of evils that had been going on in the financial sector were exposed. Unethical behavior that ran from fraud, secret deals, destroyed documents, false audit reports and falsified records were a testimony to the massive corruption that had been unchecked for quite long.
And the results- homes were foreclosed, stock markets collapsed, unemployment reached the highest levels ever, and the citizens suffered. Faith in banks and corporations, in general, was lost. People now realized that the institutions they greatly trusted were gullible too. The shake in the economy was felt worldwide.
It is now close to ten years, and trust in the financial sector is yet to be regained. In a recent poll by done Wall Street Journal/NBC, 72% of the citizens do not believe that the economy is back on the right track. And with elections nearing the situation is expected to get worse as there is a direct correlation between the presidential race and the stock market performance.
Someone of high ethical integrity
is required to be able to regain and maintain sanity in this sector. The kind of a person, who can keep their integrity, and the integrity of the people around them. Helane Morrison
has proved to be this person. She is certainly going to turn around the reputation of a sector that has been ruined for a very long time.
Morrison has also been working towards making sure that the ratio of women to men leaders in the financial sector is equal. In this move, she joined Hall capital, the only financial company led by women. She says that the ethical culture
of the company attracted her. The company also encourages the culture of work/life balance. Morrison also serves on the boards some of the notable organizations.
Darius Fisher is the president and co-founder of Status Labs. This online reputation and public relations management company made its debut in 2010 and its headquarters is located in Austin, Texas. Since 2010, they have opened offices in Sao Paulo and New York. Compared to the internet equivalent of Olivia Pope from the hit show Scandal by the Daily Beast, Fisher and his company primarily help people on the internet get their image together. Whether they’ve been doxxed or been involved in a heavy scandal, Fisher and Status Labs help their clients revamp their reputations on the internet. Their repertoire include removing doxxed personal information, helping better results show up when people Google your name and making sure you are safe on social media. So far, Fisher and Status Labs have grown to having 30 employees and have served over 1,500 public figures in over 35 countries, including politicians, professional athletes, CEOs and Fortune 500 companies.
As the president of Status Labs, Fisher created the overall vision of the company, developed partnerships and relationships with other public relations agencies, and worked with international management teams.
After the notorious Ashley Madison hack exposed the identities of many government employees, university deans and politicians, Status Labs decided to offer their services for free. Fisher and Status Labs believe that everyone is deserving of a second chance. Darius Fisher says that if doxxing and hacking can happen within large companies, there’s a good chance that anyone can be affected as well.
Darius Fisher was recently honored by PRWeek for their Innovation 50 list for 2015, recognizing the top people involved with public relations and digital communications.
Before Status Labs, Darius Fisher had graduated from Vanderbilt University cum laude with a degree in Economics. He worked as a litigation support executive, political consultant and senior copywriter before his transition into an entrepreneur. In his free time he volunteers for Defy Ventures as an entrepreneur mentor. He helps people with criminal backgrounds with being entrepreneurs, getting employed and building their characters. He’s an investor of the companies CrowdOptic, the Zebra, Les Trois Petits Cochons and Sozo.