Over 5 years ago, when the three co-founders of Hawkins Point Partners began envisioning the foundation for Hawkins Point, they developed one main goal: To improve the lives of others. They assessed the needs of potential clients and identified ways they could add value to them. They were thoughtful in their approach to building the right team and focused on cultivating an environment for that team to thrive.
Lastly, they looked to the local community to identify ways to give back along the way. As Sir Richard Branson says, “Every single business should be a force of good.” For us, “a force of good” means simply to improve the lives of those around us– clients, employees, and the community. Before we had our first client, our founders were giving to great organizations, such as Pathways for Children and the Schooner Adventure. Both have a mission of improving lives of young people in New England.
Working with Youth Villages
I joined Hawkins Point in April of 2015, coming from Youth Villages; a non-profit company who helps 22,000 kids nationally every year. While interviewing, the company’s commitment to giving back was palpable. And I was hooked! Within a few months of joining Hawkins Point, I suggested to one of our co-founders, Steve Mersky, that we start partnering with Youth Villages. He agreed whole-heartedly.
Our relationship with Youth Villages has grown over the past two years, and we now support their Back to School Drive, as well as their Holiday Heroes initiative, resulting in Hawkins Point helping more and more children and families in local communities.
I feel fortunate to be a member of the Hawkins Point team. We think, plan, and work hard to help clients and make sure they are are getting the most out of their technology investments. It’s fulfilling work, and the fulfillment is amplified knowing I’m doing it as part of a team that is determined to also give back along the way.
– Jessica Fredriksen, Business Development