About Us

We are a squad of ambitious individuals motivated by opportunities to connect people

Our Values

Authenticity over everything. We champion elite craftsmanship in product and people development.

Creativity that makes a difference starts with a free flow of ideas from diverse experiences, talents, and views.

When talented, tenacious people come together—all rooted in love—epic achievements await.


We started SwayBrand because our team believed in a unique approach to diverse, enthusiast marketing driven by authenticity.

We set out to create a community & tool for influencers to capture the full value of their very own personas and authority. We also set out to create the premier solution for in-house influencer marketing teams at companies everywhere.

Our platform is built by actual influencers. Our mission is to connect brands with diverse influencers everywhere that truthfully promote the things they love.


"If you're gonna make connections which are innovative, you have to not have the same bag of experience as everyone else does."
— Steve Jobs

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Horace Flournoy

Co-founder, CEO

Tenacious and competitive team member committed to bringing the SwayBrand vision to life with a talented squad.

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Cortney Hall

Co-founder, Media and Marketing

An Emmy-nominated journalist, Cortney Hall joined CLTV as an anchor in December 2012. Currently, Cortney delivers the top news headlines in the 9 o’clock hour of WGN Morning News. She also is the in-arena host for the Chicago Bulls.

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Arthur Kay

Director of Engineering

Art is a multi-disciplined engineer and leader with over 20 years of startup and corporate experience. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago and currently lives in greater Chicago-land.

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Israel Idonije

Advisor, Investor

After an 11 Year NFL career, Israel now focuses his talent as an entrepreneur. Israel has started several successful business ventures, including blessed, the industry leader in Communion supplies, and publishing company Athlitacomics. He co-founded Ask The Doctor to help people throughout the world get medical advice and help, and he also launched workVAULT, a high-end coworking space for professionals in the South Loop.

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Alexia E. Clincy

Executive Director

Alexia Clincy is a research-oriented consultant and trainer whose focus on achieving client goals coupled with technical expertise, creativity, and professionalism enable her to develop cutting-edge social media strategies that optimize the online presence of businesses and organizations.

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Barry O'Connell


I am a Strategic Partnership and Business Development executive with deep roots in Entertainment, Marketing & Media. Personally and professionally, I strive to live my life in a way that offers unique value and creates sustainable, mutually rewarding, long-term relationships.

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Alan English

Software Engineer

Alan worked in finance in Manhattan, before moving to Chicago and becoming a software developer, where he lives with his girlfriend and their two puppies. He graduated from Rollins in Winter Park, FL.

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Alex Wen

Software Engineer

Committed to solving tomorrow's problems, Alex is driven by his technical knowledge and creative passion to create meaningful and progressive change to the world.

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Jon Kaplan

Software Engineer

Jonathan is a driven engineer who also enjoys traveling the world, is a passionate sports fan, and a 3-time marathoner. He currently resides in Chicago with his girlfriend and their puppy, Rory.

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Jazmine Valencia


Jazmine Valencia is the founder of JV Agency. With artist-focused marketing and a culture-building approach, Valencia has helped advance the careers of top-selling artists that includes The Killers, Fall Out Boy, FAULKNER, Avicii, American Authors and Shawn Mendes. Jazmine Valencia’s ultimate mission is to bridge cultural and geographic divides between makers and users. She uses technology as a catalyst for positive change while leveraging a vast reach to give a platform to connect.




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