Entrepreneur | Published Author | TV Host | Online Educator
Rodman Schley is a serial entrepreneur, award-winning and Emmy nominated television producer and host, published author, executive consultant, entrepreneur coach and keynote speaker whose unique approach to entrepreneurship, business and leadership has earned him rave reviews from entrepreneurs and business leaders across the country.
Rodman teaches people to re-learn how they synthesize information and encourages them to utilize new technology to achieve more personal and professional success. He teaches entrepreneurs, executives and employees how to change they way they think, revise their approach to industry innovations and understand cutting edge methodologies.
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.
Rodman also found massive success in the commercial real estate valuation industry. The founder and CEO of Commercial Valuation Consultants, he has been involved in the valuation of more than $10 billion in 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 2020, he began a two-year term as Incoming President and President.
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.
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.