RSPA Trusted Advisor Ep. 86: Industry Insiders Analyze 2023 Retail IT Channel KPI Study

In Episode 86 of “The Trusted Advisor,” Cervion Systems founder Hunter Allen, BlueStar VP of Marketing Dean Reverman, and RSPA CEO Jim Roddy analyze the 2023 RSPA Retail IT Channel KPI Study. Allen, Reverman, and Roddy discuss how VARs and ISVs have successfully converted disruption into opportunity, solution provider progress with the as-a-Service business model, VAR acquisitions, recruiting best practices, 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 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