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Sweat Equity Connection, Inc

World’s only mrketplace matching early stage companies w/Exec’s & Service Providers willing to work for at least a portion of comp in equity

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2010
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

SEC is the World’s first & only marketplace matching startups & small, growing businesses w/talented executives, managers & service providers who want to take at least a portion of their compensation in equity. Using our Talent Matching Technology, a proprietary matching system w/custom algorithms & factors like workplace culture, personality traits & sweat equity experience, we create & rank the best matches for each user.


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    Ken Kwit

    Proven entrepreneur and former CEO of public and private companies including Sonoma Vineyards, Expressions, $100MM home furnishings bldr,, a PE backed marketer of wines, Post Tools ($30-million retailer) &, a $25MM marketer of furniture. He also served as VP & General Counsel at Norton Simon (Fortune-100 owner of McCall's, Canada Dry, Max Factor & Avis) & founded a successful 100-person NYC corporate law firm.

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    Nick Carone

    1989 Harvard graduate and member of the 1989 NCAA Ice Hockey champions. He is an entrepreneur & former Senior VP with New Motion (Atrinsic–Kazaa – NASDAQ: ATRN) where he grew subscriber based membership to 400K with $4.1MM in monthly revenues, former CMO at Metro Commerce (marketing firm serving Netflix & Schwan's), former VP of Marketing at LifeMinders (NASDAQ: LFMN) and founder of a NASCAR sponsorship-sales group.

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    Bob Lyons
    VP Sales/Co-founder

    Executive with 30 years of experience leading divisions for Fortune 500 companies in the recruitment industry with Kelly Services and Olsten Services. Most recently at Kelly Services, created a new financial staffing brand & expanded it globally. Grew the business from 0 to over 50 offices in 15 countries, generating over $100M in sales. Also recognized as a thought leader on alternative workforce strategies & is frequently a guest speaker.


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    Jodie McGrath, TriJem Services, Inc