A Conversation with Kate Emery, chief executive officer and founder of reSET
Kate Emery knows how to spot a strategic opportunity.
When she launched what is today The Walker Group, microcomputers were still fairly new in the business world. She recognized that businesses would need expert technology services and solutions to take advantage of the new paradigm for storing and using mission critical data. Based in Farmington, the 30-year old company has grown to one of the largest of its kind in New England.
In 2007, Emery changed Walker’s mission: from maximizing shareholder profits to maximizing social contribution. In 2010 – again recognizing an emerging need – she founded reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust, and incubated it at the Walker Group – funding all of its initial operations and using it to transition Walker into a social enterprise.
In this “A Conversation With…,” Kate talks about reSET and the exciting development of social enterprise in Connecticut.