CHARLOTTE, NC – The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) today announced the hiring of Denise Watson as a Member Services Manager. Watson, who has several years of channel and retail experience, will work alongside RSPA Member Services Manager Ashley Naggy who has served the retail IT channel community for the past five-plus years.
Since 2016, Watson worked at hospitality solution provider Avero, advancing from Channel Operations Executive to Partner Enablement Manager to Sales Operations Manager. Among her duties were channel sales team strategy and implementation, providing demonstrations and trainings to partners and merchants, and engaging with VARs and ISVs at industry trade shows and conferences. Watson also developed and facilitated training content for Avero reseller partners and worked with them on strategic initiatives to grow their business. Prior to Avero, Watson worked for merchants Bass Pro Shops and Big 5 Sporting Goods as an event coordinator and manager, respectively.
“We have a tremendous opportunity to grow,” said RSPA President and CEO John Kirk. “Our members benefit by accelerating partnerships that expand market reach and expand portfolios. Now more than ever, it is vital for our members to connect with leading companies. The RSPA is the right environment to accelerate member success at this unique time and place. Denise is a skilled professional arriving at a time when her approach will have a material impact on helping our members grow. Denise brings a strong record of service to our channel community. Her unique approach will play a key role at the RSPA as we serve our current members and add to the ranks.”
“I’m delighted to become a part of the RSPA team and trusted advisor to our members,” Watson said. “Trusted advisors are business-critical in our current ‘stay-at-home’ economy. The RSPA organization has demonstrated considerable business acumen and undeniable style for improving financial achievements and leadership. This resourcefulness has been an integral part of my career and will compliment my aspirations and career goals. To be a key member of the RSPA team, working alongside talented industry veterans, is very inspiring. I will strive for excellence and do my best with the highest integrity for the RSPA organization and for its members.”
RSPA Member Services Managers drive membership retention and growth, sell sponsorships and exhibit space, and coordinate with the RSPA staff on delivery of membership services. Member Services Managers act as trusted business advisors to RSPA members and prospective members, sharing their collective wisdom about the industry.
Watson resides in Las Vegas with her husband Grant and son Noah. You can hear more from Watson in this brief video she recorded shortly after joining the RSPA. To connect with Denise directly, email DWatson@GoRSPA.org.
About RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association)
The RSPA is North America’s largest community of VARs, software developers, vendors, and distributors in the retail, restaurant, and grocery verticals. The mission of the RSPA is to accelerate the success of its members in the point of sale ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections. The organization offers education, certification, hotlines for legal, security, sales, and business advice, industry advocacy, and discounts on other services to assist members with becoming and remaining successful. RSPA is most well-known for its signature events, RetailNOW® and Inspire® which provide face-to-face learning and networking opportunities. Learn more by going to www.GoRSPA.org.