RSPA Trusted Advisor Ep. 108: Next Gen Leadership with Alpha’s Truman Meecham and BMC’s Bobby Bauer

In Episode 108 of “The Trusted Advisor,” RSPA CEO Jim Roddy talks with Truman Meecham, President at hospitality POS solution provider Alpha, and Bobby Bauer, President & CEO at VAR Business Machines Company (BMC), about their leadership journeys. Meecham and Bauer discuss the nuances of leading your family business, the experiences that shaped them as leaders, the challenge of balancing company history with forging a path for the future, and more.

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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 Experts 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