Our Team

Paul Fischer

Managing Partner

Paul is a Managing Partner and co-founder of One Eighty Capital. Prior to One Eighty Capital, Paul was the Chief Financial Officer at Amsted Industries, a $3.0 billion diversified manufacturing company.  During his 27 years at Amsted, Paul held fifteen positions of increasing responsibility in Accounting, IT, Manufacturing and Finance. Paul is a Certified Public Accountant, has a Master’s degree in Finance from Creighton University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting from Loyola University of Chicago.  Paul enjoys traveling with his family, triathlons and fantasy football.

Chris Baltes

Managing Partner

Chris is a Managing Partner and co-founder of One Eighty Capital. Prior to One Eighty Capital, Chris was a partner at Three Cities Research, Inc., a top quartile private equity firm focused on buyouts of middle-market companies. At Three Cities, Chris was responsible for structuring and executing operational and strategic turnarounds. His portfolio companies created in excess of $480 million of investor returns (5.6X invested capital.) Chris graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Chris enjoys distance running, military history, back-country skiing, and spending time with his wife and their 3 boys.

Joshua Kent

Chief Technology Officer

Josh is the Chief Technology Officer with One Eighty Capital. Prior to joining the firm, Josh was the Lead Senior Software Engineer with Mazzetti. Prior to that, he was Associate Director of application development at Vanderbilt University, where he focused on providing custom software solutions to support faculty, research and education. Josh has extensive experience in web application development, database design, micro-service architecture and business intelligence. In addition to his extensive experience as a senior software developer, he has a proven track record as an exceptional product & team manager. Josh graduated cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University; he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a minor in Business Administration. Josh enjoys boating, wake surfing and spending time with his daughters.

Scott Novack

Senior Associate

Scott is the Senior Associate with One Eighty Capital. Prior to joining the firm, Scott was a Plant Controller at Amsted Rail, a globally integrated manufacturer of freight rail car components. At Amsted Rail, Scott gained valuable operations, due diligence, and acquisition experience through his various plant and corporate finance positions. Scott has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Lehigh University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Scott enjoys playing sports, traveling, and spending time with his wife and young sons.

Chris Sisco

Director, Software Engineering

Chris is the Director of Software Engineering with One Eighty Capital. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was the Director of Software Development with Mazzetti+GBA, where he led the application development for several custom software solutions including: Medical Equipment Planning, Inventory Management, Facility Condition Assessments, Energy Tracking, Waste Tracking and many other AEC related projects. Other prior experience includes senior software development for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Craneware. Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a minor in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University. Chris loves college football, all things technology and family adventures with his wife, three amazing children and their golden retriever.

Kiman Shrestha

Sr. Software Engineer

Kiman is a Senior Software Engineer with One Eighty Capital. Prior to joining the firm, Kiman worked as a Senior Software Engineer with Consumer Depot where he was responsible for developing an in-house Inventory Management Web Portal that included tasks such as Receiving/Tracking Inventory, Bin Allocation/License Plate Management and other functionalities related to Order Fulfillment Services from different online platforms like Amazon, Walmart and eBay. Other experience includes working as a Software Engineer with Team TSI, a Healthcare Data Analytics company. Kiman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information System from University of Alabama in Huntsville. During leisure, Kiman enjoys playing soccer, playing guitar and spending time with his wife and pets.

Dan Certa

Software Engineer

Dan is a Junior Software Engineer with One Eighty Capital. Prior to joining the firm, Dan was a recording engineer for various major-label artists and a web developer for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Dan received an AS in Audio Technology from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and completed the Full-Stack Web Developer Bootcamp at the Nashville Software School.  Dan enjoys software development, music, and spending time with his wife and young children.

Steve Bryson

Controller

Steve is the Financial Controller with One Eighty Capital. Prior to joining the firm, Steve was the Accounting Manager for Ebuys Inc., an e-commerce retailer, where he led the Accounting department and prepared the company for its sale to DSW, Inc in 2016. Steve graduated from California State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Steve enjoys playing soccer, golf, and the guitar.

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