Roddy Named Top 100 Influencer

Jim Roddy has been named a 2021 Top 100 Retail Influencer by RETHINK Retail. This award recognizes academics, analysts, association leaders, experts, and members of the media who have contributed innovative thought leadership in the retail industry. “Although our awardees come from various specialties and backgrounds, they share a common thread: they are THINKERS shaping understanding of this industry and driving it forward,” said Julia Raymond Hare, Editor-in-Chief of RETHINK Retail.

For 20+ years, Roddy has educated business leaders (and future leaders) through national magazine articles, online columns, webinars, podcasts, video interviews, and presentations at national conferences. He 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 and has been published by Entrepreneur and Nasdaq. Roddy 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.

Roddy 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. He is regularly requested to moderate keynote panel discussions featuring executives from companies such as BlueStar, ScanSource, HP, NCR, and IBM.

In 2016, Roddy launched a business advisory program to serve partners of Worldpay, one of the world’s leading payment processing and technology providers. In 2019, he joined the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) as the Vice President of Marketing and as one of the association’s business coaches. He 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.