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Jim Roddy, Coach & Business Advisor

Since 1999, Jim Roddy has educated business leaders (and future leaders) through national magazine articles, online columns, webinars, podcasts, video interviews, and presentations at national conferences.

Jim is author of the books Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer and The Walk-On Method To Career & Business Success. He has been a guest on the Read To Lead podcast (a top #10 Business and top #3 Career podcast) and has been published by Entrepreneur and Nasdaq. Jim has interviewed best-selling business authors Chip Heath (Made To Stick, Switch, Decisive, The Power of Moments) and Michael Gerber (The E-Myth, Awakening The Entrepreneur Within), hosting with Mr. Gerber a series of webinars and podcasts that attracted 1,000+ executives.

Jim is a popular keynote speaker and moderator because of his business knowledge and a presentation style that is “infotaining” — a combination of informational and entertaining. Jim is regularly requested to moderate keynote panel discussions featuring executives from companies such as BlueStar, ScanSource, Ingram Micro, HP, NCR, and IBM. Jim has also been recognized as one of the world’s Top Retail Influencers by RETHINK Retail and as a Leading CannaTech Influencer by The CannaTech Group.

Jim joined Jameson Publishing in 1998 as the managing editor for Business Solutions Magazine. He was elevated to operations manager in 2002 and then served as president/general manager from 2006-2016. Prior to working at Jameson, he was a small-business owner in northwestern Pennsylvania.

In 2016, Jim launched a business advisory program to serve partners of Worldpay, one of the world’s leading payment processing and technology providers. In 2019, Jim joined the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) as the Vice President of Marketing and as one of the association’s business coaches. In 2022, he was promoted to President & CEO. Jim works with high-initiative, growth-oriented companies to help them uncover their blind spots with customers, employees, and business best practices. Then he applies his 25+ years of business management experience, executive leadership, and industry expertise to help them get better.

Jim is a graduate of Gannon University in Erie, PA, where he was a walk-on member of the men’s basketball team for four years and sports editor of the student newspaper for three years.

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