Jim Roddy - . Erie, Pennsylvania Area, PA, US

Jim Roddy Jim Roddy

Author | Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer

Erie, Pennsylvania Area, PA, US

Author, Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer & Business Advisor, Vantiv PaymentsEdge Advisory Services

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Biography

Jim Roddy is the author of Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer, a book featuring hiring lessons, interview best practices, and recruiting strategies for managers through the perspective of a cancer-surviving executive.

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

In 2016, Jim launched a business advisory program to serve the partners of Vantiv, a payment processing and technology provider headquartered near Cincinnati. He assists owners and managers of technology solutions provider companies with their recruiting, hiring, employee management, leadership development, change management, succession planning, and more.

His articles and presentations strive to be “infotaining” — a combination of informational and entertaining. Jim is regularly requested to moderate keynote panel discussions featuring executives from companies such as HP, NCR, IBM, and Ingram Micro. He has also been recognized as a “Top 50 Retail Influencer” multiple times by Vend.

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.

Jameson Publishing was named one of the Best Publishing Companies To Work For In The United States by Publishing Executive magazine. Jameson was the only publishing company in the nation to rank in the top 7 of Publishing Executive’s list for consecutive years.

Jim is a graduate of Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, 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. Jim resides in Erie with his wife Barbara and daughter Evelyn.

Industry Expertise (3)

Staffing and Recruiting Talent Management Human Resources

Areas of Expertise (4)

Team Building Hiring Best Practices Job Interviews Business Culture

Accomplishments (1)

Best Publishing Companies To Work For (professional)

Jameson Publishing has been named one of the Best Publishing Companies To Work For In The United States by Publishing Executive magazine. Jameson is the only publishing company in the nation to rank in the top 7 of Publishing Executive’s list for consecutive years.

Education (2)

Gannon University: 1992

Gannon University: Communications-English, Communications 1992

Jim graduated with honors from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the men’s basketball team for four years and sports editor of the student newspaper for three years.

Affiliations (1)

  • A portion of the proceeds from sales of Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer will be donated to The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation and The American Cancer Society through Coaches vs. Cancer.

Languages (1)

  • English

Testimonials (9)

Francesca Nicasio, Content Marketing Manager & Retail Expert | Vend

"Jim was one of the best webinar presenters we've ever had. It's quite rare to find a speaker who can inform, entertain, and inspire you all at the same time, but Jim was able to do that. In fact, just minutes after the event, we had gotten an email from an audience member telling us that she loved his webinar and would like a copy of the recording — I think that alone is a testament to just how great of a speaker he is. I also loved working with him behind the scenes. Jim is a pleasure to deal with, and his creativity, responsiveness, and professionalism made it very easy for me to organize and promote the webinar. I can't recommend Jim enough. Any team or organization would be lucky to have him on board."

Bruce Mann, Vice President of Marketing | CRS

"CRS was fortunate to have Jim Roddy moderate an education session during a recent CRS dealer conference. Roddy is unequaled as a moderator in many meeting formats including panel discussion, presentation, strategic planning, or interview. His many years journalism experience serve him and audiences are sure to enjoy a more engaging, entertaining, satisfying and rewarding experience when Jim is at the helm. I would strongly recommend that you consider Jim as a moderator or presenter to ensure a successful experience."

Ohad Jehassi, President | Lavu

"Jim's presentations at LavuCon 2016 were interactive, dynamic, and, most important, very informative. He is an excellent speaker who provides practical advice that is never dull. I appreciated that he provided general industry insights along with specific guidance on subjects such as how much time to dedicate to a prospective employee or how frequently to have 'company culture checkups.'"

Dean Crotty, President | North Country Business Products

“Jim is an excellent presenter. His presentation on hiring best practices has had a substantial positive impact on our business. We use the process and question outline in our business during every interview. Great information, great presentation, and a lot of good information to take back to our business.”

Amber Murdock, Educational Programming Manager | Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA)

“What an incredible webinar! Your presentation style is absolutely terrific — it felt as if we were in the room with you, rather than on a webinar, and it was reflected in the attentiveness of our audience. The content was spot-on — and in ways I didn’t anticipate… what you pointed out about hiring, customer relationships, and even employee interaction… these are areas that I know our members hadn’t thought about, but could easily apply — to great effect.”

James & Kelli Stewart, Owners | Advanced Data Systems

“The information Jim has delivered has helped both our business growth and our personal development. Jim is a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging speaker, and the material he presents really hits home. There have been ‘ah-ha!’ moments and notable new skills that have been gleaned from Jim’s presentations. We recently put Jim’s hiring practices to good use with fantastic results. Any conference would benefit from his material and personality. We enthusiastically recommend it!”

Mark Olson, President | APG Cash Drawer

“On several occasions I’ve had the privilege of watching Jim facilitate group discussions. He’s done an excellent job of setting up relevant and thought-provoking questions for a broad-based group, giving all participants an unbiased opportunity to provide their input while still keeping the discussions moving forward. Invariably, there are some more serious or perhaps tense moments where Jim has interjected timely humor to lighten the mood. (I thought the crowd was going to die laughing during a discussion on PCI compliance!) I think Jim would do an outstanding job of being a presenter for any reseller community group.”

Paul Constantine, President | ScanSource POS & Barcoding

“Jim’s experience in specialty technology channels, combined with his broad view perspective of the markets we serve, give him unique insight into the issues facing manufacturers, resellers and distributors. His questions and comments are always insightful.”

Lauren Stark, Education Manager | Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA)

“I would strongly recommend Jim Roddy as a speaker. He has his pulse on the issues of the reseller community and knows how to effectively convey this information to his audience. Jim keeps his presentation concise, relevant, and entertaining. He has been a regular presenter on human resource topics at past RetailNOW conventions and received overall ‘excellent’ ratings.”

Media Appearances (1)

How To Hire The Right People With Jim Roddy

Read To Lead Podcast  online

2015-08-28

The Read to Lead Podcast has been a top #10 Business and top #3 Career podcast in iTunes, is an iTunes Essentials podcast (Book Lovers), and has twice been nominated Best Business Podcast. Read to Lead has been featured in Entrepreneur, Inc., SethGodin.com, ChrisBrogan.com, Goins Writer, Social Media Explorer, Nashville Business Journal, the Tennessean, and more.

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Event Appearances (50)

What VARs and Vendors Want From Each Other

RSPA Inspire Conference 2008  St. Thomas, VI

2008-01-28

Don’t Trust Your Gut: Time-Tested Job Interview Questions

RSPA RetailNOW 2008  Las Vegas, NV

2008-07-28

Expanding the Collective Industry I.Q.

RSPA Inspire Conference 2009  Aruba

2009-01-26

Time Management for IT Resellers

RSPA RetailNOW 2009  Las Vegas, NV

2009-07-28

Industry Leader Panel Discussion

RSPA RetailNOW 2010  Las Vegas, NV

2010-07-26

Industry Vision Panel Discussion

RSPA RetailNOW 2011  Las Vegas, NV

2011-07-25

Do You Own Your Customers' Entire Environment?

Business Solutions Magazine  Webinar

2011-09-19

Expanding Your Business

Ingram Micro Solutions Partner Invitational  San Diego, CA

2012-05-16

Emcee & Moderator

Channel Transitions Executive Conference 2013  National Constitution Center - Philadelphia, PA

2013-10-07

Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer

2013 Human Resources & Employment Law Conference   Manufacturer & Business Association - Erie, PA

2013-10-11

Emcee & Moderator

Channel Transitions West 2014  Santa Ana, CA

2014-04-29

Emcee

Smart VAR Healthcare Summit  New Brunswick, NJ

2014-05-06

Emcee & Moderator

Channel Transitions East 2014  Boston, MA

2014-07-22

Moderator

Retail Solutions Providers Association Board and Executive Strategy Session   Gaylord Palms - Orlando, FL

2014-08-03

View From The Top Leadership Panel

RetailNOW 2014  Gaylord Palms - Orlando, FL

2014-08-06

Emcee

Smart VAR Healthcare Summit  Chicago, IL

2014-08-21

Social Media: Connecting The Dots

VARTECH  Hyatt Regency - New Orleans, LA

2014-09-18

Panelist

VARTECH  Hyatt Regency - New Orleans, LA

2014-09-18

Emcee & Moderator

Channel Transitions Midwest 2014  Chicago, IL

2014-10-07

Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer

ASCII Success Summit  Atlantic City, NJ

2014-10-22

Emcee & Moderator

Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference  Las Vegas, NV

2015-05-12

Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer

ASCII Success Summit  Chicago, IL

2015-05-28

Emcee & Moderator

Channel Transitions East 2015  Newark, NJ

2015-06-04

Custom Content 101: Where It Comes From, How It Works, And How It Fills Your Funnel

Webinar  Online

2015-03-10

Emcee

Smart VAR Healthcare Summit 2015  Dallas, TX

2015-08-11

Emcee & Moderator

Channel Transitions Midwest 2015  Chicago, IL

2015-09-24

Emcee & Moderator

Channel Transitions South 2015  Orlando, FL

2015-11-05

8 Time-Tested Rules For Hiring & Retaining Salespeople (Rule 6 Almost Started A Fistfight)

RetailNOW 2015  Gaylord Palms - Orlando, FL

2015-08-04

Marketing Expert Panel

VARTECH 2015 - BlueStar Partner Conference  Coco Cay, The Bahamas

2015-09-15

IT Media Panel

VARTECH 2015 - BlueStar Partner Conference  Coco Cay, The Bahamas

2015-09-16

Emcee & Moderator

Channel Transitions Executive Conference 2015  Chicago, IL

2015-09-24

Emcee & Moderator

Smart VAR Summit: The Age of Intelligence  Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field

2015-10-14

Emcee & Moderator

Channel Transitions Executive Conference 2015  Orlando, FL

2015-11-05

Why Most Small Companies Simply Refuse To Grow and What To Do About Yours: Part 1

With E-Myth Author Michael Gerber  Webinar

2015-12-16

Why Most Small Companies Simply Refuse To Grow and What To Do About Yours: Part 2

With E-Myth Author Michael Gerber  Webinar

2016-01-14

Why Most Small Companies Simply Refuse To Grow and What To Do About Yours: Part 3

With E-Myth Author Michael Gerber  Webinar

2016-02-18

Emcee & Moderator

ISV IQ Live! 2016  Santa Ana, CA

2016-02-24

Emcee & Moderator

Retail IT VAR Of The Future  Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Chicago, IL

2016-05-17

Emcee & Moderator

Channel Transitions Philadelphia  Philadelphia, PA

2016-06-02

Secrets To A Candid Work Culture

RetailNOW 2016  Dallas, TX - Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

2016-08-02

Two Words: Two Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Words

RetailNOW 2016  Dallas, TX - Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

2016-08-03

VARTECH NATION Industry Panel

VARTECH 2016  Atlantis Paradise Island - Nassau, Bahamas

2016-09-13

Retaining & Hiring Talent In A Changing Market

VARTECH 2016  Atlantis Paradise Island - Nassau, Bahamas

2016-09-13

Surefire Growth Strategies For POS Resellers

LavuCon 2016  Albuquerque, NM

2016-10-08

8 Time-Tested Rules For Hiring & Retaining Salespeople (Rule 6 Almost Started A Fistfight)

LavuCon 2016  Albuquerque, NM

2016-10-08

Secrets To A Candid Work Culture

LavuCon 2016  Albuquerque, NM

2016-10-08

Don’t Trust Your Gut: 9 Time-Tested Hiring Rules

The Retail Digest  Webinar

2016-10-19

Surefire Growth Strategies For POS Resellers

Auto-Star Reseller Educational Series  Webinar

2016-10-26

Secrets To A Candid Work Culture

RSPA Educational Series  Webinar

2016-12-07

18 Ways Leading POS Resellers Provide Superior Value to Their Merchants

National Computer Corporation Partner Conference  Daytona Beach, FL

2017-03-31

Sample Talks (1)

Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer

Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer teaches hiring lessons, time-tested interview best practices, and recruiting strategies through the perspective of a cancer-surviving executive. "The lessons I learned when cancer knocked me down helped build me up as a hiring manager, and I apply those lessons aggressively every time I interview a potential employee." - Jim Roddy

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Articles (2)

3 Job Interview Tactics Phony Candidates Can't Handle Entrepreneur

2016-12-23

New hires power the growth of every startup and small business, but how can you tell the difference between a smooth-talking applicant and a superb future employee? Three key techniques separate the fakers from the makers.

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3 Steps To Ensure A Candid, 'Know Problem' Culture Nasdaq

2017-02-23

When entrepreneurs ask others where their business is weak, unfortunately, they often fall victim to employees and customers saying there’s no problem. This becomes acuter as your business grows and you hire new employees, and it’s further magnified when you add a layer of management. This three-part solution will ensure you know your thorniest problems.

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