Rodman Schley does a lot of things...
Rodman Schley is a real estate investor, serial entrepreneur, award-winning and Emmy nominated television producer and host, published author, executive consultant, entrepreneur coach and keynote speaker whose unique approach to real estate investment, entrepreneurship, business and leadership has earned him rave reviews from investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders across the country.
His most popular talk, The Outlier Mindset: Living with Purpose and Evolving Exponentially, draws from Rodman’s own history of challenging and empowering people to building their life around around their purpose and passion to achieve more personal and professional success. He teaches investors, entrepreneurs, executives and employees how to change they way they think and revise their approach to how they build their lives and embrace their superpowers.
As an entrepreneur, Rodman has been involved in owning, selling or launching more than 25 businesses. His businesses have ranged from a television production company, to a national poker tour.
He is currently the CEO of EvolveX Capital, which has an investment focus on short-term vacation rental properties. Rodman also is the host of the EvolveX Podcast that covers real estate investment topics and The Outlier Mindset Podcast that focuses on personal development and evolving exponentially.
Rodman also found massive success in the commercial and residential real estate investment and valuation industry. The founder and CEO of Commercial Valuation Consultants, he has been involved in the valuation of more than $20 billion in residential and commercial real estate throughout his career. His forward-thinking vision and exceptional business communication skills earned him an appointment to the Appraisal Institute National Board of Directors. Under his guidance, he earned the respect of the national body and was awarded the Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Award for national contributions to the valuation industry. In 2019, he was honored to be named the Appraisal Institute’s National Vice President. In 2021, he served as the national President of the organization.
But for all of the success he has had as an entrepreneur, Rodman has earned widespread recognition as the creator, executive producer and host of the hit PBS show Urban Conversion, which has aired in more than 250 markets in the U.S. and on the Create TV Channel, in Portugal, Greece and numerous other countries internationally. The show, which he launched with his wife Gina, centers around the sustainability movement. In its first season, Urban Conversion received a personal invite from First Lady Michele Obama to film at the White House, an episode that drew national acclaim upon airing. Urban Conversion has won an astounding 30 Telly awards for social responsibility and education, and was nominated for an Emmy in 2020.
His new television show No Vacancy which is a real estate series that teaches people how to buy short-term vacation rental properties started airing in April 2023.
As a producer, Rodman has also overseen poker programming and comedy specials, including the nationally televised hit “Delete”, starring Last Comic Standing winner Josh Blue.
A versatile business mind, Rodman also served as one of the early investors in, and CFO of, the DeepStacks Poker Tour, the world’s preeminent mid-major poker tour. He played a major role in shaping the company, and was the point person for the tour’s acquisition by the World Poker Tour in 2016.
Rodman lives in Arvada, outside of Denver, Colorado with his wife Gina and their two daughters.
Rodman in the Wild
What is an Outlier?
As an Outlier....
I am always willing to do the work.
I understand that my success will be a direct result of the work I am willing to do.
I work relentlessly to evolve exponentially.
Because I understand there are a limited number of days in this existence, I continually seek the knowledge necessary to reduce my learning curve.
I embrace the fact that I am different than most.
I know the way I think, the way I act, and the way I perform is very different than normal people.
I am a dreamer who executes on my dreams.
I do whatever is necessary to bring my dreams into reality.
I never sit around waiting for things to happen; I make things happen.
I don’t wait for life to happen to me. I am the creator of my own life, building the exact existence that I want to be living.
I am original, extraordinary, and simply not like others.
A serial entrepreneur, Rodman has been involved in owning, selling, or launching more than 25 businesses. His unique management style and approach to employee education has earned him acclaim from business leaders across the country.
Real Estate Investor
A.Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Award for national contributions to the real estate industry recipient, Rodman has been involved in the valuation of over $20 billion in commercial and residential real estate. In 2021 he was the National President of the Appraisal Institute.
Husband and Father
Rodman lives just outside of Denver, Colorado with his wife Gina and their two daughters. He loves being a father and works hard to empower his family to challenge themselves and achieve their goals.
TV Producer and Host
Rodman is the creator, executive producer, and host of Urban Conversion, which airs nationally on PBS. His new show No Vacancy about buying short-term vacation rental properties is set to be released in 2023.
A businessman with a passion for people, Rodman's most popular talk, The Outlier Mindset: Living with Purpose and Evolving Exponentially, centers on teaching people how to build their lives around their passion and live a purpose-driven life.
"I'm ready to give back, to help other people achieve what I've achieved—a life full of professional and personal accomplishments. It's time for you to start your evolution, and I can't wait to be a part of your journey."
- Rodman Schley