Before he launched Ballparks of America, Hamilton spent 25 years in finance and risk management. His clients have ranged from Fortune 100 companies across the globe, to major municipalities across the nation, to entrepreneurs developing fledgling real estate and senior living projects. A baseball dad to four sons and a passionate champion of youth sports, Hamilton is a Trustee of New Trier Township, one of the state’s premier communities and sits on various non-profit boards. Hamilton is also a member of the Advisory Board of award-winning Mandarin Communications Group and Executive Editor of Mandarin Leader. At the State level, he is Commissioner of the State of Illinois Human Rights commission. Hamilton holds a University of Chicago Masters Degree with concentrations in Finance and Organizational Behavior, as well as a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
Craig Hutson is lifelong baseball fan and a veteran of the investment community, known for his track record and ability to boost assets under management. Craig began his career at Brinson Partners, where he was the youngest partner at its inception. He spent 18 years at UBS Global Asset Management and its predecessor firms. He was an Executive Director and Head of U.S. Investment Grade Credit Research when he departed ten years ago. Since that time he has been actively involved in the financial markets with roles at Loop Capital Markets and Stone & Youngberg LLC. He has also taught classes on credit analysis and he has written extensively on the investment merits of hundreds of companies. Craig holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Chicago. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He has Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Jim Bradley has extensive experience in operations management at all levels and sizes of organizations. Jim started his career as a project engineer after receiving his B.S. in Engineering from Missouri Science and Technology University in Rolla MO. After three years he was promoted to the position of Engineering Manager. While working full time in this capacity, Jim started and completed his Master’s in Business Administration from Drury University in Springfield MO. During his successful career he has held additional titles such as quality manager, technical services manager, plant manager, vice president of operations, general manager, and president. Jim has managed multiple organizations. In his most recent role as general manager Jim was responsible for three locations and approximately 800 people.
Jim’s areas of expertise include leadership, team building, strategic planning, project management, and all areas of operations management. Jim has always been passionate about baseball including recent stints as a baseball umpire to get back into the game. Jim is excited to have the opportunity as Ballparks of America’s General Manager to lead the team in making BoA among the most memorable baseball tournament experiences for players, coaches and families.