Background: 3 years in a staffing company. Small company but rapidly growing, went from 5 revenue producing to 20 in the 3 years I started, but with a lot of turnover. At this point I'm the 2nd most tenured sales person, largest revenue producer last year, probably dropped off to 2 or 3 this year. My niche is shrinking but we are about to acquire another company, different small growing part of our industry (vendor management systems). I have been approached about spearheading this post acquisition, didn't commit but stated I was open. Solid product, but they are completely mismanaged, only had 150k in revenue (I earned ~110k last year after commission). It has potentially but will take a year before I can turn it into a serious revenue producer, even if I kill it. By potential, I mean the future of our industry, so huge upside, but it will be slow. Qualifications: I'm the best to do this internally, but from a skill point standpoint, others are close. However, their lifestyles mean they won't take it (I'm single, opened to travel and other internal options aren't there). I'm the only internal option, they can go outside but with growing pains and uncertainty. Any ideas what I should be asking for with a new contract? I'm thinking a salary guarantee first year with an equity position after first year if I grow it past a certain number? Current structure is a 40k base with 60-80k earned in commission per year last 2. Willing to sacrifice a little in the short term to gain long term, have a 50k nut (high COL area). Any ideas.