Rivet (Rivet Work Inc.) is a Detroit-based startup founded in 2020 working on the digital tools that connect people, work and skills. The Rivet team is inspired by America’s trade unions and skilled laborers and have years of experience working with them in the electrical, automotive and IoT industries.

We’re honored to be mentioned among amazing emerging companies as one of the Top Detroit Startups to Watch in 2021 by purpose.jobs.

The team

Ryan Meitl
Co-Founder, CEO

Alison Accavitti
Co-Founder, VP Sales & Marketing

Andy Lawrence
Co-Founder, CTO

Louis Gelinas
Co-Founder, Developer


Cedric Kennedy
Business Development & Sales

Rivet Bot


We help trade workers get to work and earn a better living, whether that is going to their next job, their current job, or their next employer.


We’ll leverage the workforce marketplace we build to make modern connections between unions and work agencies, businesses, and schools, to better understand current and future demand for skills, and improve the field work environment for all.

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