About Us

Summit Retail Solutions: On a Mission to Grow Brands & Produce Results

Summit Retail Solutions helps brands connect with more customers through customized, authentic face-to-face interactions led by our experienced team of sales professionals in big box retail settings.

Drawing on our depth of marketing and brand partnership experience, we deliver aggressive solutions that significantly increase revenue and brand loyalty.

A Visionary Sales Organization

Summit Retail Solutions will continue to accelerate growth for our clients and people. Through education and networking opportunities, we will equip the next generation of professional sales leaders. By positioning ourselves as a trusted partner to our clients, we will drive their success and redefine face-to-face marketing.

We are committed to:

  • Authenticity and honesty in all interactions
  • Innovation and a cutting-edge, solutions-focused mindset
  • Authentic, face-to-face presentations with a focus on providing tangible value
  • Recognizing and rewarding hard work and success
  • Active leadership and mentorship
  • Identifying leaders and growing our team from the inside

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The Summit Retail Solutions executive team has spent years refining the custom, face-to-face marketing and retail sales solutions we use. They invest all their insights and experience into career development and mentorship for our people and into solutions that drive the success of our clients. The experience and achievement of our leadership has transformed Summit Retail Solutions into an industry leader.

Chad Powers President

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Chad is a reputed executive with more than a quarter century of experience running a marketing and sales firm in both B2B and B2C settings. He cofounded Summit Retail Solutions in historic downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts, when he recognized BJ’s Wholesale Club’s need for quality special event sales support. Chad has since led the conception and adaptation of business models for a multitude of major retailers and Fortune 500 companies from around the world. He focuses on building relationships with new retailers and creating new product and program options for the sales force. Chad’s entire professional trajectory represents his commitment to recruiting people and presenting them with fun, challenging career opportunities.

Chad is known for his authenticity, sincerity, and work ethic. He is particularly goal-driven when launching a new product or program and can see the opportunities that result.

The Summit Retail Solutions President stays busy by furthering the expansion of the organization and spending time with his four children.

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Tom Spiro Senior Vice President of Field Operations

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Tom joined Summit Retail Solutions as the Vice President of Field Operations, and was promoted to his current position as the company grew. He was with the company from the start and has been instrumental in building our firm into a multi-million dollar enterprise in five years with a presence in 27 states. He now oversees the entire sales force. Tom focuses on growing targeted regions by talent scouting, mentoring, and developing the company’s future leaders and managers.

Tom attended Bates College in Maine and received a BA in psychology. He worked with Smart Circle upon graduating and became incorporated as a business owner in Cincinnati, Ohio by age 23. Tom contributed 10 years to developing the organization.

Professionally, Tom is most passionate about talent scouting and leadership development. He has 20 years of experience helping people achieve their goals. Personally, Tom finds pleasure in fitness, golf, time with his family, and watching his children flourish.

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Chris Hatch National Program Director

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Chris manages national trainers and program managers. He focuses on business development, particularly in terms of program testing and rollouts. He also hires and trains managers within each program, runs training calls for international partners, and assists with the oversight of targeted territories.

Chris is an award-winning sales expert, known for his ability to adjust and reinvigorate campaigns. He has revamped training processes and created the national trainer role as well. His hard work and achievement within Summit Retail Solutions demonstrate his enthusiasm for growth.

Before joining the organization, Chris was a financial advisor for John Hancock, an independent agent for Aflac, and a professional at Putnam Investments. Chris is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied business administration. Outside the workplace, Chris enjoys a passion for sports.

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