RSPA Trusted Advisor Ep. 6: CEO John Kirk Shares the RSPA’s Vision for the Retail IT Community

In Episode 6 of “The Trusted Advisor,” the RSPA’s Jim Roddy interviews John Kirk, the association’s President and CEO. Their conversation focuses on today’s evolving channel and the RSPA’s emerging role in this new world. Kirk also shares key leadership lessons and principles learned during his 20+ years in the industry.

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Jim Roddy is the Vice President of 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