Omar Simmons is an accomplished private equity professional and entrepreneur. He has closed over 20 principal transactions exceeding $2.6B in aggregate transaction value over a 25-year private equity career.
Omar is the founder and Managing Partner at Exaltare Capital Management (ECM), a private investment firm. Omar was also the founder and Executive Chairman of ECP-PF, a Planet Fitness Franchisees and one of the largest Fitness businesses in North America with over 100 units in NY, CT, TN, NM, AZ & Canada before selling ECP PF in 2021.
ECP-PF started in 2012 with Omar leading the acquisition of 15 Planet Fitness units and initially serving as CEO where he helped drive margin, same-store-growth and scalability improvements in the platform. Over time, Omar helped build a best-in-class management team and moved to Executive Chairman where he played a lead role in add-on acquisitions and organic growth initiatives before selling the platform with over 100 units.
Prior to starting Exaltare and ECP-PF, Omar was a Director at Windjammer Capital Investors, a leading middle-market private investment firm with over $2B under management. Prior to Windjammer Capital Investors, he was a co-founder and Managing Director at Reliant Equity Investors, a $120mm PE firm based in Chicago. Omar started his private equity career at Summit Partners, a growth-oriented PE firm managing over $23 billion in capital. He has also worked as a Senior Associate at the private equity firm McCown DeLeeuw and as a management consultant at Marakon Associates.