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RISING STAR PODCAST

Conversations with Retail Technology Leaders

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Step into the future of market tech with the Rising Stars Podcast, a bi-weekly show covering emerging and innovative market trends and technology in the retail, cannabis, and hospitality space.

Join Brianna Moriarty, Partner Development Manager at Star Micronics, as she tackles eye-opening subject matter with some of the best minds in retail technology across the globe.

Always leading, always innovating, Star Micronics has been an industry pioneer in point-of-sale and customer experience technology for over 40 years. Let’s share our ideas and partner together as we head toward a bright future full of rising stars.

In this week’s episode of the Rising Stars Podcast, host Brianna Moriarty speaks with Ben Eaton, Senior Sales Executive at ERS. Together they explore how – in a world full of one-click etailers – value-added resellers (VARs) can provide value to customers by supplying real-time stock information, proactively and personally confirming compatibility needs, and more....
This week’s episode is a special one: it’s an RSPA RetailNOW 2021 recap! Join host Brianna Moriarty as she takes a deep dive into the hottest trends she spotted at the show, and interviews special guests including RSPA’s President and CEO, John Kirk, as well as TRG’s Adam Jatich and Worldnet Payments’ Sabina Osorio. As...
Today on the Rising Stars podcast, host Brianna Moriarty sits down with Jim Roddy, RSPA’s VP of Marketing to discuss balancing multiple achievements, how to build a business advisor framework, tips on hiring top talent, which kinds of VARs and ISVs benefit the most from coaching, highlights of Jim’s book “The Walk-On Method,” and more....
Today on the Rising Stars podcast, host Brianna Moriarty chats with two members of the Shopify team, Sean Buckley, Retail Partnerships Lead, and Manit Jain, who leads Product Partnerships. In this episode, explore what a successful omnichannel strategy entails, how omnichannel retailing boosts long-term business, how to boost in-store traffic, and more. To learn more...
In today’s episode, host Brianna Moriarty chats with Danny Mikhail, Founder and CEO at Zuza, a business management platform helping merchants expand their businesses. Brianna and Danny discuss his humble beginnings as a young entrepreneur, as well as Zuza’s partner-friendly strategy to sell its software through ISOs, the benefits of white-labeling, what it takes to...
In today’s episode, host Brianna Moriarty meets with Jacky Yamada, Assistant Manager of New Products at Star Micronics’ headquarters in Japan. Together they serve up global restaurant insights, chatting about topics like what the restaurant market looks like today in Japan, the importance of geo-targeted marketing to bolster relationships between restaurants and their diners, challenges...
In this episode, host Brianna Moriarty meets with Brett Payette, Sales Team Lead at Vend, to discuss emerging markets and trends in the retail space. Brett has spent years working directly with retailers and takes us on a journey to explore the ways that the pandemic has accelerated adaptation and innovation as retailers anticipate “the...
In this episode, Brianna Moriarty dives into the topic of digital marketing with James Korte, Manager of Digital Marketing Strategy at BlueStar. As the world continues to experience a digital transformation, James and Brianna discuss marketing do’s and don’ts for ISVs and VARs looking to succeed in today’s everchanging market. Click here to connect with...
In this episode, host Brianna Moriarty sits down to chat with guest Jon Levin, Director of Product Management at Star Micronics, about the number one mistake POS ISVs should avoid, top tips to enter a new market, characteristics of the most successful ISVs, emerging trends and what they mean for ISVs, and more. Click here...
Welcome to the Rising Stars podcast! Listen to our trailer to prepare yourself for everything to come.

About the Host:

Brianna Moriarty is the Partner Development Manager at Star Micronics where she works with channel-partners to grow their business and develop new markets. Brianna has a background in marketing and uses this to help VARs and ISVs to establish a go-to-market strategy and create co-marketing campaigns. She enjoys following the latest social media marketing trends and creating content for retailers and SMBs.

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