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SEP Connect

SEP CONNECT - The Ultimate Platform for Local Businesses to Grow, Using Digital Media Solutions, To Get Found - Get Heard - Get Business

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Vienna, VA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2010
  • Employees 50
  • Website

Company Summary

SEP Connect is the world leader in search engine placement (SEP), a new and effective form of Internet advertising for local businesses. Our value prop is simple: we place you on the front page of Google in the natural search results and you don't pay us a dime until we get you there.


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    David Hoppmann
    Chief Executive Officer

    David is a senior executive with over twenty years experience leading and growing technology companies. David joined SEP Connect in 2010 and oversees day-to-day management. Prior to SEP Connect, David held President and CEO positions at Stratfor, Yellowbrix and Infoseek. David holds a B.A. in Business and Economics from George Washington University and has completed Executive Management programs at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School.

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    Jace Wieser
    Chief Operating Officer

    Jace is a results driven, senior technology executive with over twenty years experience in software development and operations management. Jace manages and develops the technology infrastructure. Prior to SEP Connect, Jace held senior management positions at YellowBrix, JobFox, INPUT, and Infoseek. Jace holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma.

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    Clint Perez
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Clint is a senior marketing executive with seventeen years of experience building brands and driving sales. Clint oversees all marketing activities for SEP Connect. Prior to SEP Connect, Clint held senior marketing positions at New Era Cap, Discovery Communications and Best Buy. Clint holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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    Martin Rowinski
    Chief Technology Officer

    Martin is our co-founder and technology visionary. He ensures that SEP's Technology is up to date, keeping customers on the front page of Google. Martin first developed his vision for helping local business when he founded Prior to SEP Connect, Martin managed many websites, owned a Mortgage Company and served as President of a Telemarketing firm. Martin studied Computer Science and Marketing at California State University.

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    Daniel Henry
    Executive Vice President, Retail Sales

    Daniel is a co-founder of SEP Connect and leads our retail sales team. He has been involved with our technology and product development from the beginning. Daniel partnered with Martin in the early 2000's, to launch and the vision for finding local businesses via the Internet. Daniel has an extensive sales background, running sales teams of 100 plus people. Daniel is truly a sales executive with the technology know how.

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    Bill Osborne
    Resell Manager, West Coast

    Bill is the Western Regional Sales Manager for SEP Connect and is responsible for developing SEP's reseller channel. He brings more than 25 years sales and managerial experience, growing and driving revenues in small, mid and large sized companies. Prior to SEP Connect Bill held senior sales and management positions at IKON Office Solutions, Telepacific and The Ray Morgan Company. Bill also served in the United States Navy as a Petty Officer.

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    Michael McAfee
    Resell Manager, East Coast

    Michael is a seasoned sales professional with 30 years experience in Financial Services, Investment Banking and energy management. Michael is responsible for building SEP’s Virginia sales office. Prior to SEP, Michael held senior sales and management positions with vFinance, Prudential Securities, Smith Barney and Maxim Group. Michael attended George Mason University majoring in Economics and is a decorated Veteran of the United States Army.

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    Michael Lacy
    Chief Financial Officer

    Michael is acting CFO for SEP Connect and has over fifteen years experience in private equity, investment banking, corporate finance, and commercial banking. Served as Director of M&A and Corporate Development for a $350 million manufacturing and services business. Deal experience spans more than 130 transactions, raising more than $8 billion in the capital markets and advisory assignments totaling more than $6.5 billion.

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    Scott Levy
    Advisory Board

    Scott is a leading expert in social media. Currently Scott is the Director of Sales for Adobe Social, a platform that delivers the most effective social marketing solution to enterprises that are looking to build and expand their social marketing efforts in the context of their broader marketing goals.

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    Dan Valentino
    Advisory Board

    Dan brings many years of experience integrating consulting processes and methodologies with emerging technology and other intellectual property that have helped global 3000 companies, government and non-profits achieve high-impact innovations in their offerings, business models, core processes and performance. Previously, Dan served as CEO of Gemini Consulting, where he more than quadrupled the firm’s growth to $650M over a five-year period.

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    Jim Wells
    Advisory Board

    Jim has spent many years in directing sales for early stage technology companies. These include, domestic and international sales to both commercial and government markets. He previously served with Xerox Corporation at Headquarters in Vertical Marketing and Product Management and has held a number of Field and Region Sales Management positions.


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    Womble Carlyle / Karl Knoll and Todd Harris
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    Accounting Firm / Gaffey and Associates - Investment Banking Firm / Riverview Capital Advisors (David Talley and Michael Lacy)

Previous Investors

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    Cape First Capital