Todd Pfister specializes in maximizing value for closely held business owners and their families. He has more than 30 years of experience in finance, corporate development, M&A, operations, sales and human resources, delivering top and bottom-line results across a broad range of industries. With extensive knowledge of finance gained through leading corporate development teams and assisting family businesses he’s a leading regional business finance resource. He brings knowledge and guidance for buy and sell side transactions gained through guiding buyers and sellers through the transaction process.
Todd is also Managing Partner of FranNet MidAmerica. In this role, he counsels individuals and franchise organizations, developing the best strategic fit for all stakeholders. Prior to co-founding TP4 Advisors in 2013, he owned, operated and/or managed several small-to-medium sized businesses in manufacturing, consulting, technology and financial services industries.
Todd is a service provider to The Goering Center, past president and board member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), member of the University of Cincinnati’s Kolodzik Business Scholars (KBS) advisory board, and CEO Roundtable participant at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. In a typical month, he hosts numerous business ownership and financial programs throughout the region. Additionally, he was honored with the John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Award from the Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Cincinnati and LEAD Tribune Media Group in 2017.
A graduate of Taylor University with an MBA from Xavier University, Todd resides in Cincinnati with his wife, Natalie, and their four children.
Tom focuses on financial analysis and valuation for Main Street and Lower Middle Market businesses. He has over 30 years of comprehensive experience in all aspects of accounting and financial management. Career highlights include specialized experience with valuations and strategic financial analysis for companies in the M&A arena, as well as significant success in growing small- and medium-sized companies and assisting businesses with turnaround services that enable them to return to growth mode. Additionally, he’s president/CEO of TPAC, LLC, which provides CFO and financial accounting services to a wide range of businesses.
Prior to cofounding TP4 Advisors in 2013, he served in increasingly more responsible positions including CFO of Color Resolutions and vice president of Structured Finance at Fifth Third Bank.
Tom is a service provider for The Goering Center, as well as a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and CEO Roundtable at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. He earned degrees in finance and accounting from Miami University, and an MBA from Xavier University. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Sue, and their three children.
Tommy is a Vice President at TP4 Advisors. He brings with him more than 25 years of experience, 20 of those in executive management and leadership. He has extensive experience in finance, accounting, sales, marketing, and operations. His wide-ranging experience includes owning and operating multiple small businesses of his own, guiding business owners and fostering an environment of entrepreneurship with all those he meets.
In addition to his role at TP4, Tommy currently owns and operates Redline Athletics in West Chester and Loveland, Ohio. He previously worked as CFO for the IT group at Vantiv, VP of Finance at UniRush, CFO at Divisions, Inc and various other executive level positions in and around Cincinnati over the past 24 years.
Tommy received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Kentucky. Tommy passed the CPA exam in 1996 and held his CPA certification until 2005 when he let it go inactive. Tommy, his wife Lora and four daughters live in Batavia, Ohio.
Bill Meier brings over 40 years of experience as a CFO, general manager, public accountant, and tax specialist to TP4 Advisors. He has worked primarily with closely held businesses in manufacturing as a CFO and as a board member on both advisory boards and boards of directors. Most recently, he worked as the CFO of JTM Provisions Company, a large middle market food processing company located in the greater Cincinnati area.
Bill’s skills include strategic planning, forecasting, and budgeting with a focus on key performance measures that drive profitability. He brings a proven ability to foster relationships with the banking and financing community and an extensive background in managing diverse business functions. He has consistently demonstrated his ability to successfully implement effective organization structures, management systems, and technology to support organizational growth.
A certified public accountant, Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier University. He resides in Cincinnati with his wife, Kathy.
Brad Haller brings over 30 years of experience as a CFO, Controller, attorney and public accountant to TP4 Advisors. He has worked primarily with closely held businesses in the medical field as a CFO and a Controller. Most recently, he worked as the President/CFO of Wing Eyecare, Cincinnati's largest group optometry practice. While at Wing Eyecare, he assisted in the development of their own manufacturing lab where they assembled their own glasses.
Brad has proven experience in business development, from $3,000,000 to $29,000,000 in annual revenues. He brings keen financial acumen to lead businesses to profitability in both lean times and periods of growth. His skills include executive leadership, annual planning, acquisition integration, change and growth management.
He has consistently demonstrated his ability to successfully implement effective organization structures, management systems, and technology to support organizational growth. Brad identified, led and completed the acquisition of more than five companies/practices that were added to Wing Eyecare over the years. In addition, he represented and led Wing Eyecare through the sale to Goldman Sachs backed MyEyeDr.
Brad graduated from Xavier University in 1992, playing baseball all four years while there. His love for sports led him to coaching his children’s youth sports teams, both baseball and basketball. He likes to attend sporting events with his wife and family, as well as travel to visit their kids who live in other cities for jobs/college.
Chris Karl is an experienced CFO and Financial Manager who brings a diverse mixture of high-growth, small business experience coupled with Fortune 500 accounting and finance skills. He is a proven problem-solver with diverse industry experience including real estate, healthcare, engineering, medical equipment, construction, building materials, chemicals, and aircraft engines.
Prior to joining TP4, Chris worked as an CFO Consultant for a wide variety of businesses including portfolio companies of several multi-billion-dollar private equity funds. He has experience establishing the accounting department of PREP Property Group ($300M asset value) after its spin-off from Phillips Edison & Company and DRA Advisors ($1B asset value and $100M revenue). He was also the CFO for Employers Choice Plus, a $107 million business services firm.
Early in his career, Chris completed General Electric’s Financial Management Program in Evendale, OH. He is a graduate of the University of Miami (Oxford) with a degree in finance. He also holds an M.B.A from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University.
Jeff Scheeler has more than 30 years’ experience spanning public accounting, financial services, retail, software development and technology environments. He has been successful in creating and leading high-performance finance and service teams in complex legal settings.
Jeff combines strategic/tactical financial expertise with strong qualifications in operations and P&L management. He has a record of capturing significant cost reductions through process redesign and performance enhancement.
Jeff received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Business Pre-Law from Ohio University and an MBA from Xavier University. He passed the CPA exam in 1986 and held his active CPA license until the end of 2021 when he let it go inactive. He is a past member of the Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) and past President of the Cincinnati Chapter of the OSCPA. In addition to his work at TP4, Jeff is the Treasurer of the Loveland L.I.F.E. Food Pantry. He resides in Pleasant Plain, OH with his wife Becky.
Trisha brings 20 years of experience in Accounting, Finance, and Tax, with over 11 years working in the construction industry. She started her career in public accounting, working for Deloitte as a Tax Consultant for privately held companies and she most recently served as the CFO of Enerfab, Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the Cincinnati area. Trisha has experience as a CFO for both small and large size businesses, providing a wide lens to help her serve her clients better.
Trisha brings expertise in improving processes through the use of technology, bridging gaps between financial results and operations teams, and establishing metrics for success. In addition, Trisha has experience in mergers and acquisitions in both due diligence and integrations. Her ability to look at the big picture first before attacking problems has helped her provide valuable solutions for the teams with whom she’s worked.
Trisha loves spending time with her husband, Greg, and their children, Noah (6) and Emery (3). They especially enjoy spending time outdoors boating, fishing and swimming.
Director, Merger & Acquisition Services
Brian Russell serves TP4 clients by planning and managing the process of buying or selling a business. An intermediary between buyer/seller and a liaison with the legal, financial, and other professionals, Brian helps a client focus on leading their business without being overwhelmed by the transaction process activities.
He has 25 years of experience managing the activities and professionals typically involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) -- strategy, valuation, market research, informational materials, communication with interested parties, diligence requirements, negotiation, and closing coordination with the advisory team.
Prior to advising clients in M&A transactions, Brian led corporate development teams that acquired and integrated companies into the larger enterprise of the acquirer. He has transaction experience in numerous industries, including software, enterprise IT, manufacturing, healthcare, banking, and professional services.
His MBA is from Xavier University where he studied quality improvement and entrepreneurship. His BSB is from Murray State University with a concentration in computer information systems. Brian is a certified consultant in the Birkman Method, certified in Leadership Coaching, and a Distinguished Toastmaster.
Susan holds over 30 years of accounting experience in a broad range of roles spanning from audit to divisional Controller. She brings extensive experience in all aspects of accounting and financial statement preparation, as well as numerous system implementations, process design and controls, cash management, and operational reviews. As an accounting professional, Susan enjoys the strategic aspects of business, but is also a very hands-on team player who excels at detail-oriented work. She provides a consistent focus on process improvements and efficiency, as well as delivering timely results.
Susan is a graduate of Indiana University. She began her career in Big 4 Audit before working as a Divisional Controller at Chiquita Brands International (15 years) and a Division Controller at Cincinnati Bell (10 years).
A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Susan currently resides in Mason, where she enjoys spending time with grandchildren and outdoor activities. She is also an adoptive and foster parent and a Finance Committee member for Lighthouse Youth and Family Services.
Lisa Love Holtman
Lisa Love Holtman worked as the controller for Busken Bakery where she was responsible for all accounting operations including preparation and review of financial statements, implementation of metrics to monitor business performance, and implementation of processes for prepayment of all custom cake and cookie orders. She completed bi-weekly payroll processing for 150 employees, developed a process to ensure proper cash handling in retail locations, and administered the company’s 401(k) plan.
Prior to joining Busken, she worked as the controller at 3z.net, and, before that, office manager for Widmer’s Dry Cleaning.
Lisa was born and raised in Cincinnati. She currently lives in Goshen with her husband, Tom. Her children are grown and out of the house, but they have two dogs that have become their new (Belgian and German Shepherd) children: Fritz, Gretta, Karl, and Annie. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and loves to camp. She and Tom are also big music fans and typically plan their vacations around a concert in another city.
Mary joins the team as a highly effective financial controller and business manager specializing in small companies driving towards sustainable growth. She grew up in Cincinnati and is the youngest of 7 children (5 accountants, a math teacher and an engineer). She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA), 2 children in their 20’s and is a volunteer tutor with City Gospel Mission/Whiz Kids program.
Keith Rust brings to TP4 over 25 years of experience at a diverse set of companies ranging from small businesses to multi-billion dollar corporations. Prior to TP4, Keith worked as an accountant and in various other roles at companies including Dallman & Bohl General Contractors, Maxim Crane Works, Fischer Homes, Crossmark, and Reser Bicycle Outfitters.
Keith’s career encompasses 12 years in construction, 6 in the bikes/bike events/retail area, 3 in marketing analytics and 4 in various other industries. He has expertise in the management of operational costs and departmental resource allocation using quantitative and qualitative methods. He also has an exceptional ability to visualize and implement data process improvements from initial collection stage to the interpretation of results.
Keith graduated from Thomas More College with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting, cum laude and a minor in business administration. He also has a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business. He resides in Northern KY with his 2 rescue dogs. An avid cyclist and former Cycling Coach for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, he spends his free time outdoors road cycling, mountain biking, and building hiking/biking trails. He also serves on the board of 2 local non-profits that are focused on improving communities and providing access to recreational opportunities.
Dave is a senior accounting and finance professional with core competencies including acquisitions, financial accounting, budget/forecasting and reporting with 30+ years of experience with both closely held businesses and
businesses with global operations.
Most recently, he worked as a Controller for Ruthman Pump and Engineering, a $60M family owned manufacturing company, with 200 employees and multiple locations throughout the US.
Dave’s skills include 401K plan administration, including annual audit, A/P and A/R functions. He brings a proven ability to foster relationships within the business community and an extensive background in managing diverse
He has consistently demonstrated his ability to successfully implement effective organization structures, management systems and technology to support organizational growth.
A certified public accountant, Dave graduated Magna Cum Laude from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dave financed all of his college expenses through scholarships and work experiences!
Crystal’s work experience prior to TP4 Advisors includes work in education, coaching, bookkeeping and accounting, and small business ownership. She brings her highly organized and driven style to every job she undertakes. She attended Northern Kentucky University where she studied Criminal Justice and Pre-law.
Crystal was born and raised in Northern Kentucky and now resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband Chad, daughter Aubrey, and son Avery. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and photography.
Jackie has over 20 years of accounting experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, retail and aviation. She has extensive experience in all aspects of accounting and finance including financial statement preparation, budgeting and forecasting, variance reporting and analysis, account reconciliation, cash management, payroll, A/P, A/R and collections.
She studied Accounting at the University of Cincinnati. During her career she has had the pleasure of participating in a number of projects aimed at improving performance and efficiency including KPI development and tracking, new systems implementations and streamlined process implementations.
In her spare time Jackie enjoys spending time with her family, at home in Cincinnati as well as traveling any chance she gets. She also enjoys hiking and running, and often uses both as an opportunity to travel and explore new cities. She’s also a big sports fan and loves supporting our hometown Reds and Bengals.
Alan brings a diverse professional background with nearly 10 years of experience in accounting. His work experience prior to TP4 Advisors includes work in bookkeeping and accounting with small businesses.
Alan is a graduate from the University of Cincinnati and participated in their Foreign Exchange Student Mentorship Program while there.
Fatima has over 15 year of accounting and payroll experience in the manufacturing, government contracting, and financial service industries. Her experience includes payroll management, AP, AR, cost accounting, budgeting and cash flow management. In her most recent position, she managed the month-end financial close process for an automotive manufacturer in Cincinnati, OH.
She is an IRS Enrolled Agent, has earned a master’s degree in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University, and is also a graduate of the University of Cincinnati.
When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and traveling with her husband Anthony and two sons Hasaan and Amauri.
Deborah brings over 30 years of experience to the TP4 team with a diverse background. Her work experience includes working with individuals and small businesses for their accounting needs.
Debbie currently resides in Liberty Township. She enjoys investing time with her 3 daughters and received a new name of “GiGi” in February when her first granddaughter was born. Debbie enjoys doing things with her church family. Her next all-time favorite pastime is seating on the front porch reading.
Jennifer Hunt brings over 27 years of experience as an accountant to the TP4 team including work at Ernst & Young (now EY) as a Staff Auditor.
Prior to joining TP4, Jennifer worked at Schuh & Goldberg, LLP where she was responsible for all accounting functions at the law firm including monthly financial statement preparation, payroll, payables, receivables, cash management, reconciliations, and reporting. She also recently worked at Langefels Equipment Company, where she prepared monthly financial statements and was responsible for all accounting functions including payables, receivables, and managing cash flow.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in accounting and minoring in economics. She passed the C.P.A. exam in 2000. She and her husband Rick have 3 children. When she is not working, she enjoys watching them play softball, basketball, volleyball, and run cross country. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, gardening, and walking with her Australian Labradoodle.
Angie brings over 30 years of experience in bookkeeping and client relations. Prior to joining TP4 Advisors, Angie worked in billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, office management and payroll.
Angie spends her free time reading, enjoying the outdoors through walks and canoeing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Prior to joining TP4 Advisors, Kia’s background is in customer service and Data Analysis/Forecasting/Strategic Planning. She graduated from Wright State University.
Traci brings over 20 years of experience in bookkeeping and client relations. Prior to joining TP4 Advisors, Traci worked closely with brands to increase brand awareness to elevate sales, training team members and providing support to struggling departments.
Traci has been married for 21 years and has 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Her family recently moved to Indiana. She loves to travel.
Tricia joins the TP4 Advisors team with over 5 year’s experience in accounts payables/receivables work.
Her previous work experience includes an accounts receivable clerk at a bankruptcy and foreclosure law firm, a marketing and proposal coordinator, a bookkeeper and an office administrator.
She also started her own clothing business called Dandelion Designs, where she enjoys managing, designing and creating clothing and accessories for young girls.
Her and her husband, Bill, have 2 sons and a daughter. She enjoys golfing, boating, attending sporting events and traveling with family and friends. She also likes to spend her free time gardening, cooking, sewing, doing creative projects and volunteering.
Elizabeth has been an administrative assistant along with various other duties along the way for 23 years with Mercy Health and still currently works there full time. I have two children and enjoy spending time with Family and friends and reside in the Batavia area.
Kim joins the TP4 team and brings a diverse background with 9 years of experience in sales management. She acted as an integral part of opening and closing stores, handling event planning to new staff recruiting efforts and continuously driving sales.
Kim is a mother of 5 and enjoys spending time with my family and staying involved in all of her children’s activities. She is also a breast cancer survivor and her favorite hobby includes crocheting items for my oncology office and participating in multiple survivor groups.
Prior to joining TP4 Advisors, Karen worked in a financial planners’ office and as a teacher. She is a graduate of Miami University.
Karen has 2 children, 2 stepsons, and 5 grandchildren. She has been married for 26 years to her husband, Jeff. They enjoy traveling and doing anything with their family.
Before joining TP4 Advisors, Corinne worked for seven years at her family’s commercial flooring company as the AR/AP Manager and Project Coordinator. Corinne is Quickbooks certified and is currently completing a degree in Accounting at the University of Cincinnati.
She lives in Milford, Ohio with her loving husband. They have a precious 6 year old son and a baby girl. Corinne enjoys cooking, gardening, and attending University of Cincinnati football games.
Bringing with her over 30 years of public and private accounting experience, Susan is excited to join the TP4 Advisors team. Her most recent work, prior to joining TP4 Advisors, was at a multi-location autobody repair company. There she worked closely with the General Manager on all aspects of the daily accounting including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and general ledger analysis & review.
Susan worked 17 years for Dean Dorton, a large local accounting firm. Staffed in its Client Accounting & Payroll division, she was responsible for numerous clients’ daily accounting, including all aspects of the general ledger. She worked with clients in various industries such as Equine, Liquor, Agriculture, Medical, and Legal.
Susan also owns a small bookkeeping business where she provides personal accounting services to clients.
Lexington has been Susan’s home for most of her life. She and her husband have four grown children and four grandchildren. Most of her free time is spent with family and friends. The couple is avid travelers, both domestic and abroad.
Client Services Coordinator
Christy brings over 20 years of experience in office management and client relations. Her corporate positions in administrative support and executive sales, partnered with years of entrepreneurship, have polished her business
and organization skills while working in a fast-paced environment.
Christy and her husband Steve live in Monroe with their 4 children. They are a big sports family and their favorite places to stay active are on the lake, on the beach, or on a mountain.
Elisabeth Van den Berg
Elisabeth joins our TP4 team as a Bookkeeping Intern while she completes her business degree at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. She enjoys traveling and has traveled to over three different continents.
Evan joins TP4 Advisors assisting with a variety of companies to keep their books up to date and prepare tax returns. He works directly with clients to meet their important deadlines.
Evan is currently enrolled at Ohio State University and is active with their Undergraduate Economics Society and Accounting Association.
M&A Services Intern
Cameran joins the TP4 as our summer M&A Services intern. Cameran is currently enrolled at the University of Cincinnati and begins his fourth-year next semester studying Finance.
He enjoys fishing, snowboarding, football, golf, and spending time with my family and friends.