Eric Van Hoose - President
Eric is our senior partner and has an extensive 20-year focus
in providing consulting services for both the private and
public sectors of the business world. He heads up our entrepreneurial
staff with his requirements that we keep our company focus
on our products being user-simple.
obtained a B.S. in Industrial Management from Indiana University
and an MBA from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He
was active duty military for 9 years, serving in the Air Force
and participating in the acquisition process at various installations.
While obtaining his advanced degree, he met Dave Vicars--they
formed a business and personal relationship that has lasted
over 20 years and has resulted in what VHA is today--a company
focused on bringing efficiency improvements to the jobs people
do within an organization, without changing the way people
do their jobs.
Vicars – Chief Executive Officer
Dave completed a career with the government as the Chief Information
Officer (CIO) of the Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio.
During this time, he completed requirements to obtain the
Certified Professional Contract Manager credentials that propelled
him to Director in acquisition. In this position, he had
hands-on experience with the frustration experienced by those
working with a complex, paper-intensive world. After witnessing
several failed “solutions” introduced to the government;
Dave nurtured the concept of a flexible tool that would enable
the end user with the minimum amount of culture change. He
was able to realize his vision.
completing his career with the government; Dave joined forces
with Eric, as his partner and CEO. His initial vision and
concept of automating the acquisition process used by the
government, and knowledge-base of various industry needs,
has been instrumental in the direction VHA has taken, and
the consequent successes of the solutions we now provide to
possesses a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University and
an MBA from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Rehs – Vice President, Operations
Rick joined Van Hoose Associates after 26 years of military service in the US Air Force spanning various leadership and Program Management positions. Upon his departure from the military, Rick joined the private sector providing Business Process Management solutions to the end-customer. Focusing on the operational aspects of our business, Rick brings a vast set of experience and skills sets ensuring our development and deployment teams deliver successful solutions across the customer’s spectrum of requirements. Through his guidance and direction, our teams have cultivated the knowledge to provide the right solution within the right framework while instilling a “customer-first” approach within the VHA staff.
Rick is a current member of AFCEA, Military Officers Association of America, and the Air Force Association
Rick’s education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Kent State University, Ohio, a Master of Business Administration in Management from Golden Gate University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.