Born on March 25, 1935, Rodger Mitchell has to date (2007) lived in the Chicago area, currently in Wilmette.
Elementary school: Darwin in Chicago's Logan Square.
High school: Roosevelt in Chicago's Albany Park
University: Illinois at Urbana, IL
MBA Northwestern in Chicago
He was the Marketing Manger at Booth Fisheries, Inc., then was VP and part owner of Arthur Meyerhoff advertising agency (later to be purchased by the BBDO agency).
He then owned a series of companies, each of which he entered when the company was in financial distress, and applied his marketing and management skill to make them viable. He had become a "turnaround" specialist.
As a turnaround specialist, he learned to ignore company myths and corporate common knowledge, and determine the reality of each company's situation.
In his book,
FREE MONEY, he used the same techniques to investigate the commonly held beliefs about our economy.
Mr. Mitchell also wrote several books of fiction including A CHILD IN ARMS and BOOJUM, as well as poetry.
At this writing, he lives in the same Wilmette home he has occupied with his wife, Phyllis, for the past 35 years, close to his daughters Leslie and Julia and his five grandsons.
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