Nathan Rich


Nathan Rich has served as a manager and the CEO of IsoTruss Industries, LLC since its founding.  Prior to founding IsoTruss, Mr. Rich served for one year as the Managing Director of BYU Cougar Capital, a student-run MBA evergreen venture capital fund.  Before joining BYU Cougar Capital, Nathan Rich served as Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis of Avery Dennison. Mr. Rich is an experienced leader skilled in Corporate FP&A, Management, Business Process Improvement, Training, and Entrepreneurship. Mr. Rich received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Brigham Young University - Idaho and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Finance & Entrepreneurship from Brigham Young University.

Carter Smith


Carter has started several companies from medical devices and home automation to exporting and consumer products. Carter was BYU’s Student Innovator of the Year with LINQ, won the Miller New Venture Challenge with IsoTruss, a Director of the Innovation Academy, a Director of the Real Estate Club, and a Crocker Innovation Fellow (an interdiscipline innovation program consisting of 20 of the top students at BYU). He has a background in entrepreneurship, business strategy, computer science as well as a background in management and team building. Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Brigham Young University.


Corbin Church

Board Member and Manager

Mr. Church has led several companies to successful acquisitions.  Most recently (in 2010), he sold a majority interest in Miche Bag (total valuation = $100MM). Thereafter, Mr. Church founded Falconer Capital, an early stage investment fund that has funded of number of successful startups.  Much of Mr. Church’s successes are centered around consumer goods with extensive contacts and relationships into major US retailers.  

As an adjunct professor, Mr. Church teaches Entrepreneurism at Brigham Young University as well as guest lectures at universities around the country.  He also volunteers many hours every week mentoring as many as a dozen student businesses.


Tucker Nielson


Tucker Nielson became the Fund Manager at Falconer Capital in 2016. In addition to Falconer Capital, Mr. Nielson also serves as managing partner for Tiarus Capital, a real estate investment fund. Tucker began his career at Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management division. He left the firm in 2007 and since then has started many entrepreneurial ventures with several successful exits. Real Estate investing accounts for the bulk of his personal net worth and those holdings are mainly focused around Multi-Family Housing properties; commercial properties such as Jiffy Lube and Starbucks also round out his portfolio. Currently, Mr. Nielson holds several C-level positions in businesses where Falconer Capital has made an investment.