About us

Our story is unfolding…

Our entrepreneurial endeavor began in 2009 after a decade of corporate life.  and then decided to start again in 2014. 

Mike Stewart and John O’Grady are the Co-Founders of Status26 Inc. 

The idea of Status26 Inc came from a conversation the two founders had while attending the Lean Machine Startup course at Homes for Hackers in the Kansas City Startup Village. Mike and John wanted to fix the issues they witnessed new brands struggle with when launching new companies and bringing new ideas to market. 

Status26 means ready to launch. T minus 26 seconds before liftoff the fuel ignition sequence begins. You must be past the point of preparation and on the right platform pointed the right direction with the proper amount of fuel. This is like business.

Mike had a decade-long career in sales and internet marketing with Verizon Yellow Pages and SuperPages.com before starting his own SMB SEO business in 2010.

John departed SuperPages.com as Director of Operations before the collapse of the Yellow Pages to build a call center and support for RV Global in Thailand. Having similar experience and a mutual professional respect while working for Idearc Media it only made sense for them to team up to the flawed web agency model. 

Mike is a longtime member of DFWSEM, PubCon, SEMPO, and fosters for the Great Dane Rescue of North Texas as well as participates with many other professional digital marketing groups in North Texas and John has a masters in business from SMU in Dallas TX. 


First of all, the best type of marketing is marketing that doesn’t feel like marketing 
It makes the people feel like they a part of it. 

– Hopsin

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Enough about us. We want to hear about you. 

Marketing is all about building engagement. Marketing operations are about building a complete team of human resources that focus on driving engagement. The team must all use the same tools, processes, and be on the right platform to do the job and achieve optimal results from marketing campaigns.

Status26 knows what it takes to get your marketing team on the same page and moving fast in the same direction.

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