RSPA Trusted Advisor Ep. 104: Leadership with Jon Decker of BlockChyp and Tom Bronson of Mastery Partners

In Episode 104 of “The Trusted Advisor,” RSPA CEO Jim Roddy sits down with Jon Decker, CEO of BlockChyp, and Tom Bronson, President of Mastery Partners, to kick off a series of interviews focusing on leadership. Decker and Bronson discuss their time together at ISV Granbury Solutions, which key trait all future leaders must possess, their most impactful mentors, and the difficult experiences that shaped them as leaders.

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Jim Roddy is the President and CEO of the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA). He has been active in the retail IT channel since 1998, including 11 years as the President of Business Solutions Magazine, six years as an RSPA board member, one term as RSPA Chairman of the Board, and several years as a business coach for VARs, ISVs, and MSPs. Jim has been recognized as one of the world’s Top Retail Influencers by RETHINK Retail, a Leading CannaTech Influencer by The CannaTech Group, and is regularly requested to speak at industry conferences on SMB best practices. He is author of two books – The Walk-On Method To Career & Business Success and Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer – and is host of the award-winning RSPA Trusted Advisor podcast. For more information, contact