RSPA Trusted Advisor Ep. 21: Dan Jablons of Retail Smart Guys – and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Fame

In Episode 21 of “The Trusted Advisor,” the RSPA’s Jim Roddy talks with Dan Jablons, owner of the technology consultant group Retail Smart Guys. Jablons has perhaps the most interesting resume in the retail IT channel: he’s worked with major retailers such as Walmart, Target, Jimmy Choo, and Oakley, along with many SMB retailers, plus he’s an actor, writer, director, and musician. Among Jablons’ credits are the HBO hit Curb Your Enthusiasm, over 20 films, and TV commercials for Facebook, Little Caesars, Go To Meeting, Samsung, and more. On the pod, Jablons explains how he balances acting with running a solution provider, the importance of solving problems vs. only offering technology, and how open-to-buy services are core to the Retail Smart Guys’ success.

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Jim Roddy is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA). He has been active in the POS 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 is regularly requested to speak at industry conferences and he is author of Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer. For more information, contact