Advisory Board

Omar Simmons

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Exaltare Capital Partners

Omar has focused for 20+ years on private investment opportunities in a variety of multi-unit spaces, closing over 20 principal transactions exceeding $3B in aggregate transaction value. Omar co-founded Exaltare Capital, a private equity firm focused on multi-unit and franchise businesses. Omar’s current board memberships include ECP-PF (Planet Fitness), EVG (Urban Air), ECM-GF (The Good Feet Store), InXpress Global, and the International Franchise Association​

Omar formerly ran ECP Planet Fitness as CEO and Executive Chairman from 2012 to 2021, increasing ECP from 15 to 100+ units before successfully exiting ​

Prior to co-founding Exaltare, Omar was a Director at Windjammer Capital Investors, a leading middle market private equity firm with $2B+ under management​

Prior to Windjammer Capital Investors, he was a co-founder and Managing Director at Reliant Equity Investors, and he worked at leading private equity firms such as Summit Partners and McCown DeLeeuw. He started his career as a management consultant at Marakon Associates​

Omar received an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School