From The Desk of Joe Harford
Most of my young adult life I wanted to own my own business. I was never sure what I wanted to do, I just knew that I wanted the chance to build something great and do something that mattered.
In 2000, while we working at a technology company, I had the opportunity to connect with Angie Singer Keating. I shared my entrepreneurial aspirations with her. Like a good friend she listened. Not long after our meeting she mentioned the idea of “computer recycling” to me.
My first question was, “Can we make money?”
That idea lead me to reach out to Bob Dornich, another person I knew who had business experience as an entrepreneur.
Eventually, Bob, Angie and I met to discuss the idea and while there was a belief the business idea was good, there was great chemistry between us. From that day in December 2000, we developed and funded a business plan.
In 2001 we launched Reclamere. I’ve learned a lot of lessons along the way. But, central to it all has been our mission to focus on our client’s data security needs. Over the past decade we have continued to listen to our customers and innovate our products and services.
Recently we rebranded the Reclamere logo image to reflect a Honey Badger. The animal is determined, fierce, and strong.
This is how we see ourselves as a team when protecting the most important asset of the 21st century – your data.