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Where Are We Now: Mike Rome on Helping Others Featured

Apr 06 2020

Mike Rome loves to make things happen. As a former college football and baseball player, he knows about calling plays and the value of getting on base or carrying the ball, even if you don’t get a touchdown or a run. From looking to make a better life for their clients through wealth management, to the boards he sits on, along with his family and faith, Mike wants to make a positive difference. He feels so lucky to have had numerous mentors take time to help him get better at whatever he was doing along the way.

The culture at AIM was that we were given the latitude to make mistakes which in turn helped us get things done- Mike Rome

Mike joined Chilton Capital Management in 2016.The first very positive thing he noticed about the firm was how impressive the intellectual capital was of Chilton’s people. As CEO, he strives to provide a calming influence and a can do attitude. His role has evolved more recently into a business development orientation and he supports each teammate to lead and move the company forward.

“Being a difference maker is throwing things out there and seeing what sticks. If it sticks, it makes it easier to put things together and then good things happen,” believes Mike. “Making mistakes is part of the path to growth. The culture at AIM was that we were given the latitude to make mistakes which in turn helped us get things done because we weren’t afraid of any backlash. Those mistakes helped us get better which in turn created really good people. I work on the principle that all of us are going to make mistakes. I encourage everyone to try. Don’t hold back. Our philosophy is that we won’t judge you for making a mistake. We are going to work with you to recognize your effort and we will sit down and go at it again and again. By doing that you grow and learn so much,” said Mike. 

Being a difference maker is throwing things out there and seeing what sticks.   - Mike Rome

“They (AIM leadership) did a fantastic job building the culture from Day One,” said Mike. “It was so impressive to see that happen. It is not easy to do, and, they did it across all age groups. AIM grew so quickly, and they were able to maintain that culture of caring for each other. People thought of themselves as the AIM family. And it still carryovers today.”

Mike is passionate about his marriage of 39 years, children, friends, and career. He was committed to sharing his story of persevering through adversity and wrote a book, Mastering Your Pain: 18 Strategies to Perform Effectively Despite Your Physical Pain. The book offers practical strategies for performing well despite your physical pain such as
• Identify the strength that your weakness enables.
• Do things that produce joy.
• Educate your loved ones about what you're going through. 

I have been blessed by the fraternity of people with whom I worked- Mike Rome

Throughout his career, Mike has been blessed by the fraternity of people with whom he has worked. “It is so healthy and wonderful to get back in touch with the people you know, trusted and worked with,” shares Mike. “It is fun to be doing most of my current work in Houston, helping people I know. I really enjoy it.”

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