James DiCosmo From Ephs Sports Info to Managing Director at MLB's DREAM Program

James DiCosmo From Ephs Sports Info to Managing Director at MLB's DREAM Program

Current Job Title:  Managing Director of Finance and Administration at DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI)

DREAM is a New York based nonprofit that runs charter schools as well as afterschool and summer programs throughout East Harlem and the South Bronx.  I am responsible for overseeing the Finance, Technology, Administration, and Real Estate functions at DREAM.

I started my career at Major League Baseball as an intern in the Corporate Sales & Marketing Department, and, prior to joining DREAM, I spent 4 years as a US Credit broker for Whitaker Securities, a boutique brokerage firm in lower Manhattan.

Williams graduation year:  2008

Sport(s) played at Williams:   Baseball

Degree you earned at Williams:  Economics and Leadership Studies

How you got involved in Eph Sports Information:  I started working in the Eph Sports Info office early on in my sophomore year.  At the time, a couple of good friends and teammates, Mike Overend ('06) and Ryan Fote ('07), were manning the stats department and looking for an underclassman to join their ranks.  After an extremely rigorous interview process that none of us remembered in the morning, they introduced me to DQ (who immediately recognized my Neo from the Matrix-like qualities hiring me on the spot), and the rest is history.

What were your duties in Ephs Sports Information:  Coordinated stats for the football, basketball, and baseball teams, and generally kept an eye on DQ and Kris.

Favorite Eph Sports Information memory:  Being up in the booth for ESPN College Gameday Senior Year!  -- https://bit.ly/36tolpJ 

Fun Fact:  James won The Frank Deford Award in 2008