RSPA Trusted Advisor Ep. 30: Growing During COVID-19 with Kevin Spencer of VAR Rod Plus Solutions

In Episode 30 of “The Trusted Advisor,” the RSPA’s Jim Roddy interviews Kevin Spencer, the President at VAR Rod Plus Solutions, about growing his company despite incredible adversity in 2020. Spencer shares how he’s managed his team during his seven months out of the country, best practices for entering a new geography, and how to balance growth while caring for your current customers.

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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 The Walk-On Method To Career & Business Success and Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer. For more information, contact