A 1982 University of Notre Dame accountancy graduate, Emmett spent 8 years at Price Waterhouse, rising to the position of audit manager before joining Thomson Financial Publishing (TFP) as Chief Financial Officer. At TFP Emmett was promoted to Executive Vice President – Products and Services, where he developed and managed a payment processing division and an electronic commerce business. In 1999, Emmett left TFP to help launch an internet procurement start-up, SourceTrack, LLC, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President – Business Development.