2018 Speakers

Jim Smits, VP of US Retailer Development

Jim Smits

VP of US Retailer Development, RSi

As RSi’s Vice President of US Retailer Development, Jim leads all activities and development with existing retail channels in North America. He uses his in-depth retail industry knowledge to help maintain and build strong mutually-beneficial relationships with all RSi retail customers and partners. With over thirty in the retail industry, working across multiple formats, from extreme value to gourmet food concepts, Jim’s wide ranging experience includes operations, merchandising, marketing and supply chain.  Prior to joining RSi, Jim held executive-level positions with major retailers such as H-E-B, Ahold, Albertsons, Supervalu, Winn Dixie, and Dollar General. Jim is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School.