Jim Frew '99 From Eph Sports Info to CFO of Riviera Resources

Jim Frew '99 From Eph Sports Info to CFO of Riviera Resources

Current Job Title:  After graduation, I worked for the Parthenon Group, a strategy consulting firm in Boston.  Dylan Ragozin (a Sports Information standout in his own right) was instrumental in helping me get that job.   After that, I moved to Houston, to work for the J.M. Huber Corporation.  Currently, I am the CFO of Riviera Resources, a publicly traded energy company.

  

Williams graduation year:  1999

Sport(s) played at Williams:  Basketball & Baseball

Degree you earned at Williams:  Economics & Political Science

How you got involved in Eph Sports Information:  Dick Quinn saved me from my work-study stint in the Mission dining hall.

What were your duties in Ephs Sports Information:  I was a spotter at football games for the stats crew, I was a whiz with the fax machine, I called a few Women's Basketball games on TEAMLINE (hopefully there are no copies), I reported back game results from our spring trip baseball games. 

Favorite Eph Sports Information memories:

1) Talking sports/life with DQ during office hours

2) Interacting with local reporters, most notably Kris Dufour (North Adams Transcript& Howard Herman (Berkshire Eagle)

3) Finding pay phones in Florida to call in game results before partaking in team-building activities

4) Trying to discern who should get credit for a tackle on a goal-line stand

5) Leaving the booth following the 1997 Williams-Amherst football game to celebrate on the field 

Fun Fact:  In a 1997 NCAA Tournament basketball game at Williams vs. Rowan when a Rowan big man scored and was fouled to put the Profs up 7 points early, that Rowan player pushed his way through the Eph team huddle near the foul line and said something that prompted a stern stare from Jim Frew. The free throw was made, but the Rowan lead evaporated so quickly due to heads up and aggressive play by Jim Frew that Rowan, now trailing, called timeout. As the teams were heading to their benches Jim's path crossed with the trash talking Rowan player and Jim said something in a calm manner that appeared to startle the Profs' player. What Jim said, and he certainly meant it was, "At Williams we play 40 minutes." Final Williams 71, Rowan 62.