Paul Rodeen Literary Management is a young company, founded about 18 months ago (he was at Sterling Lord Literistic earlier).
He's based in Chicago. He also moonlights for his clients as a life coach, financial adviser, and relationships counselor. (Why did he look at Peter Brown when he said this?)
Most of his clients came to him unpublished or with one book under their belts. He prides himself on being able to launch careers. He's had the most success with picture books from writers, illustrators, or double-threats. He's also sold MG, YA, and even nonfiction projects.