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Todd Pfister

Partner
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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-size 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 Paquette

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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 Brand

Vice President
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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

CFO Specialist
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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.

Peter Melnik

Product Manager
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Peter works to improve the internal operations and external marketing of TP4 Advisors. He also works directly with company management and directors in the firm’s M&A practice.

Prior to joining TP4 Advisors, Peter worked as a Senior Analyst at ArkMalibu, LLC, a boutique investment bank in Cincinnati, OH. He is also currently the Director of Finance and Marketing at Give Hope Ministries, a non-profit which runs a school for primary students in Busia, Uganda. He is a graduate of Grove City College with a degree in finance.