Meet the team
Peter L Ochs, Founder & Chairman
Peter is the Founder and Chairman of Capital III, an investment company that owns and operates various privately held companies in the United States, 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 eight 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 four children and eight grandchildren.
Austin Ochs, Chief Executive Officer
Austin is the Chief Executive Officer of Capital III and has provided leadership, strategic development, and marketing expertise to the Capital III portfolio of 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, Chief Development Officer
Nick is the Chief Development Officer for Capital III and is responsible for internal business development and technology growth. Prior to his current role, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer and spent over 20 years mastering and leading the manufacturing, quality, and engineering components of the Capital III portfolio of 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 Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He and his wife of 18 years have four children.
Randy Johnson, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Randy has provided leadership to all sales, marketing, product management, and technical services since 2018. He has over 25 years of experience in highly engineered product and chemical manufacturing; leading strategy, sales, marketing engineering, and product development. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master of Business Administration. He and his wife, Amy, have eight children and five grandchildren.
Josh Pearce, Chief People Officer
Josh has provided leadership and direction to all HR 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 board of FOCUS International and the Spiritual Life Center at Hutchinson Correctional Facility. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Business Management and a Master of Business Administration. Mr. Pearce is married with three children, all boys.
Micah Derr, Chief Financial Officer
Micah has experience in finance, operations, treasury management, real estate, IT, HR and risk management. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Since then he spent two years in public accounting to earn his CPA, 12 years in the restaurant industry and most recently the organic and natural foods industry. With the exception of a two-year jaunt he spent in Colorado, he has lived in the Wichita, Kansas area since 2005. He and his wife, Ginger, have three children.