Paul Pless

Principal

With NCP since 2009, Paul is responsible for business development and investing at NCP, and he serves on the Boards of ControlCase and THMED. Paul is also a member of the Board of Directors and served as past President of the Birmingham Venture Club.

Paul previously worked in the Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he served clients in Oil & Gas, Insurance, Investment Management and Real Estate industries. While at PwC, he led engagements for businesses with revenues ranging from $30 million to $1.6 billion.

Paul earned a BA and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi.

Of the five NCP Values, which is your favorite one? Why?

My favorite NCP value is “Be committed and care.” I think that details matter and that success is the culmination of doing a lot of things right.  I think that working hard and getting a great result flows out of caring.  At NCP, we fundamentally care – about finding great companies, about finding great people, about making good decisions – and that flows into everything that we do.  I love working with people that care.

What do you love most about working at NCP? 

My favorite thing has always been working with bright, talented people.  I love that my teammates at NCP are smart, hardworking and driven, but also real and relatable.  I have learned and continue to learn a tremendous amount from my NCP teammates.

What are some words of wisdom you live by?

I believe that all people have enormous value.  All the people we come in contact with, whether strangers, friends, family members or neighbors have great worth. In light of this, we should not only treat each other with dignity and respect, but also try to really enjoy each other.