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- He survived a near death experience from heat stroke while running the 2019 Boston Marathon.
- Growing up he wanted to be owner of Schaben Industries, a business his parents sold when he was a teenager.
- Frozen Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies and Oban 18 Scotch are his guilty pleasures.
“Experience matters, but it’s not always tied to the age of the individual,” said Aaron Schaben, executive vice president and managing partner, Carson Wealth Management Group. “We value diverse people and thoughts. And diversity can be race, sex, gender, age, or upbringing.”
This expanded view of diversity has served Mr. Schaben well. He joined Carson as an adviser soon after college, then left for a brief stint with a family business. He eventually returned to the firm as Managing Director of Strategic Opportunities and in this capacity, he launched Carson Partners. He's grown the subsidiary, which provides partnership services to advice firms, from one to more than 90 partners.
In January 2018, he was promoted to managing partner and heir apparent to the founder.
Mr. Schaben has been inspired to help other young employees by showing them a path.
“They say ‘I want to be in leadership,’ but what they really mean is they want to have influence — that’s how you can add value. It’s all about whether you are providing value every single day,” he said.
To that point, he recommends everyone come prepared to think about the future, as well as what’s needed in the moment.
“Do what’s needed — even when it’s inconvenient for you,” he said.
— Deborah Nason