Leadership Team


Ryan Hou

Ryan Hou - Co-founder and CEO, LHP Inc.

Ryan was born in Taiwan 1957. He earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the State University of New York at Albany in 1985. Ryan worked as computer software consultant for 15 years before founding LHP Software with David Glass in 2001, generating 200 high tech jobs in Columbus so far. Ryan also founded the Columbus Chinese School in 2000 and served as president of the Columbus Chinese Association from 2000 to 2002. In 2006, he was appointed by Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong as Vice Mayor of International Business. Ryan and his wife, Jean, have resided in Columbus for 26years. They have two children, Elaine and Ethan.

Dave Glass

David Glass - Co-founder & President, LHP, Inc.

David graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on embedded applications. He also holds a second Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Engineering specializing in marketing and sales. David has extensive experience in software engineering and embedded controls for automotive applications along with strong project and organizational management experience. He worked for companies D&L Communications, Inc. (3 years) and Cummins Inc. (8 years) before founding LHP Software in 2001 with Ryan Hou. Dave is a board member of the March of Dimes and resides in Nashville, Indiana, with his wife MaryLynn and his children, AutumnLynn (student at IU), Christian, 16, and his twin boys Cordell and Caleb, 14.


Tara Vatcher - President, LHP Software Solutions Division

Since joining LHP Software, LLC, in 2001, Tara has provided leadership and operational direction to the embedded engineering and hardware organization, helping the company grow and achieve new presence in the embedded engineering controls market. With more than 14  years of engine controls experience, Tara was a member of the Cummins Core II Systems and Controls teams (via LHP Software and Adecco), Thomson Consumer Electronics, Bombardier Aerospace, and Rolls-Royce, Inc., where she held several positions, including Program Manager, Senior Development Engineer and Certification Engineer. Tara played a key role in the Core II development effort at Cummins, including being a team member of the first Core II Industrial project to production. She has managed several projects, most notably, the design and release of the RCA cable modem and the Bombardier Certification effort of the CRJ aircraft. Tara graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor's in Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and in 2001 with an MBA from Indiana University. Tara and her husband, Steve, have two children.

Janene Stotts - President, LHP Engineering Resources Division

Janene leads LHP's Engineering Resources division, which provides our clients with engineering and professional recruiting services in the form of direct, contract, and contract-to-direct placements. She joined LHP in 2005 as the company's first Human Resources Manager. Prior to LHP, Janene spent 11 years at Adecco Technical where she held the position of Branch Manager. Janene and her husband, Brad, have a total of 8 children.