o2 has a past like no other.
It started in 1958 when a tie salesman in Shreveport, LA, treated a man with respect. Not really that extraordinary, until you understand that the man was our founder, Shelley Stewart, who happens to be African-American. A decade later, Shelley and the tie salesman, Cy Steiner, started an agency in Birmingham, Alabama. Over the past 48 years, something about that chance encounter stuck with us. That one act of kindness found its way to the core of what we became. It’s still here. It still drives us today. And it helps us to hire people and build relationships with clients who also believe in the power of kindness, respect and happiness.