Harlam is Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Brown, which provides resources, networking and funding to support student initiatives on and off campus. He also collaborates in the development of courses in social entrepreneurship for the Taubman Center and for the Sociology Department. He is also a community partner of Social Venture Partners of RI, which invests and advises RI social enterprises. Harlam previously worked for Amos House, where he helped launch and manage their institutional and full-service catering business, More Than a Meal, which creates employment opportunities for the poor and homeless of Providence. Prior to his work at Amos House, Harlam was an investor and consultant to financially distressed, turnaround companies and worked for an international IT consulting company.