As a global business leader and 40-year entrepreneur, Cosmo has founded 7 businesses, acquired 10 companies, took a business public and sold 4 companies to publicly traded, global companies. Cosmo manages a diverse portfolio of businesses serving 17 countries including technology, healthcare, professional football, publishing, and entertainment while actively managing humanitarian initiatives that impact positive, global change.
Cosmo’s commitment to his Family Business Portfolio has recently seen him acknowledged as Ernst & Young’s (EY’s) Philadelphia Region 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year. Cosmo’s business efforts and companies have been distinguished by many international associations for their award-winning software and Chronic Disease Management innovations.
Sports & Entertainment
The positive impact that the sports industry has had in Cosmo’s life, has led to a number of the Sports Industry entrepreneurial pursuits which include leadership roles in Professional Football Ownership and Talent Management. In 2014 Cosmo became an Equity Partner of Steinberg Sports and Entertainment (NFL player agents) and co-launched the Steinberg DeNicola NFL Humanitarian Awards program. Cosmo’s contributions to Sports has been recognized with his induction into the City All Stars Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
In 2008, Cosmo joined a group of well-known media executives of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” the worldwide integrated media and merchandising company providing consumers with inspiring life improvement programming and products. In 2015 Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE/NASDAQ) was formed to build a network of video–on–demand networks to deliver lifestyle content for all types of screens, connected by pillars of positivity, hope and comfort. Cosmo is on the Board of Directors.
Cosmo’s Humanitarian efforts are focused on areas that impact world health, cultural diplomacy, conservation and recognition for those that influence change. He serves as a board member of the Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI), a New York based non-profit organization that works in tandem with the United Nations to implement humanitarian projects tackling difficult global and domestic issues. The Steinberg DeNicola NFL Humanitarian Awards (45 Honorees) annually recognizes NFL Players, Coaches, Owners and Executives for outstanding contributions to their communities.
Previous Entrepreneurial Pursuits
Electronic Medical Records
Television, Film and theatre Talent Management
Cosmo resides in the Philadelphia area with Janet, his wife of 46 years. He has two children and two granddaughters.
A Philadelphia Native, Morgan DeNicola is the Humanitarian Program Director for Cosmo Cares based in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Cosmo Cares is a humanitarian extension of the Cosmo DeNicola Companies, a portfolio of businesses ranging from Technology, Healthcare, Publishing, Professional Football and Hollywood Talent Management. Morgan’s role within Cosmo Cares incorporates their four passions of World Health, Humanitarian Recognition and Cultural Diplomacy, and Conservation.
As an Associate Board Member at the Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI), Morgan has been active in Congressional Delegations to the United Nations. Heading trips to Beijing China for the Taihe Global Civilization Forum and to Malawi Africa, where she visited the Amitofo Care Centre (ACC), alongside other HDI board members. The level of poverty kicked off a fundraising initiative for Morgan, called the Cosmo Cares Mobile Healthcare Van. The Van is being donated to the ACC and will service remote villages of Lesotho, Africa.
Morgan has been a team member of the Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Awards, which recognizes members of the NFL for the work they do in their communities. She is also active in the dissemination of the CDC Scientific Scholarship at the annual American Thoracic Society Conference, which recognizes the international medical community’s contributions to science in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Other causes Morgan commits time to include Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, local holiday food and toy drives and the Romero House in Philadelphia, which takes in refugee minors.
Morgan has a BS degree in Elementary Education from Long Island University CW Post and is an active Board member of the Elmwood Zoo, located in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The Zoo is dedicated to conservation and providing the community with varied learning experiences that encourage people to play an active role in wildlife and environmental activities.
The Program Manager for Cosmo Cares, a private, charitable foundation rooted in the passion for advancing World Health, Cultural Diplomacy, Conservation and Humanitarian Recognition. In this role, Natalie supports the organization’s mission to make an impact locally, nationally and internationally by raising interest and executing initiatives that support its founding principle that caring is an action, not just an emotion
Natalie brings over a decade of related experience to Cosmo Cares as she has previously served in a variety of roles that support Cosmo DeNicola and his successful entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors in the areas of healthcare, technology, publishing, professional sports, and entertainment. Most recently, Natalie was the Executive Assistant to the owners of the Cosmo DeNicola Companies, where she was responsible for supporting the advancement of the holding company’s community-driven initiatives. Among other roles, she also served as the Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Cosmo DeNicola Companies where she supported the planning and execution of all corporate events and meetings, while ensuring the development of synergetic relationships among all business in their diverse portfolio. Notably, Natalie also assisted the Chair in the development of their humanitarian brand, including the launch of their NFL Humanitarian Awards, which recognizes individuals involved with the NFL for their outstanding contributions to their communities.
With philanthropy at the heart of her work, Natalie embodies the mission of Cosmo Care’s throughout her personal life. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) eleven years ago, Natalie has spent many years advocating for awareness through her involvement with the National MS Society of the Greater Delaware Valley where she supports their MS Preakness, Women Against MS Luncheon, MS Muckfest and more. Natalie also participates in a variety of community service activities through her church that benefit the people of Philadelphia.
Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, Natalie received a B.A. in Communications from Wilkes University. Today, Natalie is married to her husband James and they reside in the Philadelphia area.