Bob Hothem is president and owner of TAB Miami Valley. TAB Miami Valley focuses on improving diverse businesses and their owners’ lives by creating advisory boards of noncompeting independent business owners. Bob acts as facilitator and coach with these businesses and works with them to drive measurable change in a number of areas including:

  • Increase sales and profits through educating business stakeholders on how to use financial information
  • Develop comprehensive business strategies and simplify them into actionable steps
  • Increase the owner’s leisure time through processes and systems to delegate & manage more effectively

– Bob has a proven track record of improving profitability, increasing employee productivity, developing comprehensive business strategies and driving measurable sales growth.

Bob has 40 plus years in business experience working with Fortune 500 as well as private businesses in manufacturing, printing, and direct marketing agency roles. He has held a number of senior mgt. positions with a track record of repetitive success developing and refining teams focused on a common goal primarily in the sales and operations arenas. He has coached teams that have generated from a few million to a few hundred million in volume.

Bob lives in Centerville Ohio and earned his degree in Ag. Economics from The Ohio State University where he still is active as a guest lecturer and national marketing team coach.

Greg Meredith is committed to helping small and mid-sized business owners thrive. He has been developing and implementing strategic plans for more than ten years and now serves as President and Chief Strategy Guide at Simply Strategic, where he and other trained strategy guides partner with client’s to deliver compelling strategies that get results.

In addition to working with client’s on strategic planning and execution, Greg currently owns and operates two small businesses. Pairing this unique “operator’s perspective” with deep consulting experience enables Greg to understand what it really takes to implement growth strategies amidst other competing priorities.

Greg is excited for the opportunity to help owners grow, develop and thrive using the TAB process.

Earlier in his career, Greg held leadership positions with Bank of America, Lexis-Nexis and Brixey & Meyer. His professional experience includes leading teams of 50+ people, implementing large scale technology programs, turning around broken organizations, optimizing key business processes and consulting with clients to solve their most challenging business problems.

Greg and his wife Amy live in Bellbrook and stay very busy with their 4 school aged children.

Dan Hypes

Dan Hypes, senior advisor at McKinley Carter, is also a Certified Facilitator for The Alternative Board Miami Valley. Dan was co-founder of LifePlan Financial Group and has 37+ years of experience in the financial services industry.

As a Facilitator, Business Advisor, and a mentor, Dan executes The Alternative Board’s mission of helping business owners grow their businesses, increase profitability, and improve their lives by leveraging local business advisory boards, private business coaching and proprietary strategic services.

Dan enjoys bringing business owners together and creating a safe place where they can come and discuss their most pressing issues, opportunities and challenges.

Dan believes having a plan prepares board members for focused execution and allows people to make the necessary adjustments along the way.


  • Certified Financial TransitionistTM
  • Ziglar Legacy Certified TrainerTM
  • Ziglar Master CoachTM
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration Anderson University


Dan co-authored the eBook Change Your Advisor, Change Your Life with Ty Phillippi, which was released in 2014. In 1998, he received his General Securities Principal Registration. Dan is a member of The Sudden Money Institute.


Dan is a past president of the Dayton Trust & Estate Planning Group, and has also served on the local American Cancer Society Board.

Rick Hartley

Rick Hartley, Owner and Managing Director of Supporting Strategies | Dayton, OH, serves as a Certified Facilitator for TAB Miami Valley. Rick is a trusted advisor with more than 20 years of business ownership experience in three successful start-up companies. He enjoys helping owners and leaders improve and grow their companies.

Areas of focus for Rick have included Accounting & Finance, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, Legal Agreements/Contracts, Strategic Planning & Corporate Structure, and Organizational Leadership & Management. He has authored business plans and been involved in numerous merger and acquisition opportunities.

As a facilitator and coach, Rick can help business owners/leaders:
understand financials and use them for their advantage.
cut costs and expenses through continuous improvement.
protect the business with accounting systems and legal understanding.
discern people-related decisions.

Rick has a BA in Economics Management from Ohio Wesleyan University and MDiv from Grace Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Jamie, and their three young adult children.