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Dreams overview

Dreams, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacturing, distributing, retailing, and selling sports licensed products, memorabilia, and acrylic display cases through various channels, including Internet, brick and mortar, catalogue, kiosks, and trade shows in North America. The company also engages in the business of athlete representation and corporate marketing of individual athletes. It operates in two segments, Retail and Manufacturing/Distribution. The Retail segment engages in the ownership and operation of the Field of Dreams retail stores and FansEdge retail stores; and e-commerce sites featuring and This segment sells licensed sports products and memorabilia, which include various product categories, such as apparel, auto accessories, autographed memorabilia, collectibles, headwear, home and office items, jewelry and watches, tailgate and stadium gear, and DVD s. As of March 1, 2012, it owned and operated five Field of Dreams retail stores and ten FansEdge stores. The Manufacturing/Distribution segment is involved in manufacturing and wholesaling sports and celebrity memorabilia products, as well as custom framing and acrylic display cases. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Plantation, Florida. As of June 6, 2012, Dreams Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Fanatics, LLC.
The staff at Dreams come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 46.0% female and 42.2% ethnic minorities. Dreams employees are more likely to be members of the Republican Party than the Democratic Party, with 54.2% of employees identifying as members of the Republican Party. But those numbers could change quickly because the turnover rate at Dreams is relatively high. Employees at Dreams stay with the company for an average of 2.2 years before leaving. The average employee at Dreams makes $57,525 per year. Pay at Dreams is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like Portrait Innovations, Burton Snowboards, and B, which pay $89,763, $76,678, and $73,044, respectively.
Based in Illinois, Dreams is a medium-sized retail company with 590 employees and a revenue of $30.0M.







Founded in



Northbrook, IL



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The team at Dreams

Key People
  • Sam Battistone (Director)
  • Ross Tannenbaum (Executive Officer, Director)
  • Dorothy Sillano (Executive Officer)
  • Mitch Adelstein (Executive Officer)
  • Manoharan Sivashanmugam (Executive Officer)
  • Kevin Bates (Executive Officer)
  • David Malina (Director)
  • David Greene (Executive Officer)
  • Dale Larsson (Director)
  • Steven Rubin (Director)

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Dreams Rankings

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Dreams Salaries

How much does Dreams pay?
The national average salary for a Dreams employee in the United States is $57,525 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $127,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $25,000 per year.
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Dreams Salaries By Job Title

While Dreams employees earn an average yearly salary of $57,525, different roles can command different wages. Some of the positions that earn high wages at Dreams include Founder, Construction Supervisor, Treasurer, and Art Director. A typical Founder salary at Dreams is $106,951 per year. To get a better sense of the salaries at Dreams, other roles such as Personal Care Assistant and Child Care Worker can be considered as well. For comparison, the title Personal Care Assistant at Dreams earns $21,962 per year.
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Art Director

Dreams careers

On average, employees at Dreams stay with the company for 2.2 years. Employees most commonly join Dreams after leaving Walmart. When they leave Dreams, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

Average Length of Employment
Busy Bee2.6 years
Paradise2.3 years


2.2 years
Top Employers Before Dreams
Walmart20.3 %
YMCA5.6 %
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Top Employers After Dreams
Walmart14.8 %
Lowe's6.6 %
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Dreams Employee Political Affiliation

Dreams employees are most likely to be members of the Republican Party. The largest donation made to a political party by a Dreams employee was by David Geffen. David Geffen donated $38,800 to the Democratic Party.

Republican Party

54.2 %

Democratic Party

45.8 %

Employee Political Donations

David GeffenChief Executive Officer
$38,800Democratic Party
William BloomfieldChief Executive Officer
$30,000Republican Party
Joseph AgrestiOwner And Chief Executive Officer
$26,300Republican Party
Hani ShafaiPresident
$7,000Republican Party
William AinsworthOwner
$5,750Republican Party
Stacey SniderChief Executive Officer/Partner
$5,200Democratic Party
Michel ZaleskiChairperson
$3,600Democratic Party
Nina HackelPresident
$2,705Democratic Party
David RimokhManaging Member
$2,700Republican Party
Lori HalbertServer
$2,696Republican Party
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Dreams Financial Performance

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Dreams Competitors

Competitors of Dreams include Portrait Innovations, Burton Snowboards, and B. Employees at Portrait Innovations earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $89,763. Employees at Burton Snowboards earn an average of $76,678 per year, and the employees at B earn an average salary of $73,044 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dreams

When was Dreams founded?

Dreams was founded in 1980.

How many Employees does Dreams have?

Dreams has 590 employees.

How much money does Dreams make?

Dreams generates $30.0M in revenue.

What industry is Dreams in?

Dreams is in the retailing industry.

What type of company is Dreams?

Dreams is a private company.

Who are Dreams's competitors?

Dreams competitors include MEALS ON WHEELS PLUS OF MANATEE, Busy Bee, Paradise, Picture People, MLS, Portrait Innovations, All American Group Inc., Blue Ribbon Pet Prod, Black Diamond Equipment, J & L Co, Burton Snowboards, Imperial, Bell Incorporated, Bennett, B, Marc's, Erin's, ELITE SERVICE, AMS, Mt Corp.

Who works at Dreams?

Sam Battistone (Director)

Ross Tannenbaum (Executive Officer, Director)

Dorothy Sillano (Executive Officer)

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Where is Dreams's headquarters?

Dreams's headquarters is in Northbrook, IL.

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