About Us


Peter L Ochs, Founder & Chairman

Pete is the Founder and Chairman of Capital III, an investment company that owns and operates various privately held companies in the US, Honduras, and Mexico. Industries in which Capital III has invested include banking,  healthcare,  insurance,  manufacturing,  real-estate,  energy, and private education with a geographical focus on the US and Latin America.

Prior to founding Capital III, Mr. Ochs spent 8 years in the commercial banking industry.  Mr. Ochs graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in business and finance.  He currently serves on the boards of UTG, Inc., the American Independence Funds, World Impact and Trinity Academy.  Mr. Ochs is married to Deborah and they have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

Austin Ochs, CEO

Austin is the CEO of Capital III and has provided leadership, strategic development, and marketing expertise to the Capital III portfolio companies since 2008.  Prior to that he spent nine years working for Kanakuk Kamps.     He graduated from Wheaton College with a Business/Economics degree and played four years of varsity basketball for the Wheaton Thunder.

Nick Coulter, COO

Nick is the COO of Manufacturing for Capital III.  Since 1998, he has spent considerable time mastering and leading the manufacturing, quality, and engineering components of the portfolio companies.   He has a strong desire for excellence and his leadership spirit motivates almost 450 employees in the organization to provide the best products and service for our valued partners. He graduated from Central Christian College of Kansas with a Bachelors of Business Management.  He and his wife of 18 years have four children.

Roddy Pearce, CFO

Roddy is the CFO for Capital III and has provided accounting and financial leadership to the companies under Capital III since 2014.  He has experience as the CFO for a wholesale peanut butter manufacturer and a bank that listed on NASDAQ, and also as the Assistant Controller for convenience store chain. Roddy has an MBA from Eastern New Mexico University and he and his wife, Ann, have three children and eight grandchildren.

Josh Pearce, CHRO/CIO

Josh is the CHRO/CIO of Capital III and has provided leadership and direction to all HR and IT activities since 2007. Prior to his work with Capital III, he spent two years teaching English to business school students in North Africa. He currently serves on the boards of FOCUS International and the Spiritual Life Center at Hutchinson Correctional Facility. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelors of Business Management and Masters of Business Administration. Mr Pearce is married with 3 children, all boys.