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Global shipping franchisor InXpress Holdings Ltd. has appointed four senior executives to its board of directors: Omar Simmons, executive chairman of one of the largest Planet Fitness franchises and managing director at Exaltare Capital Partners; Arnold Goldberg, former senior vice president and senior product technologist at PayPal; Brendan Mulryan, vice president at Etsy; and Jan Uhrich, former VP services at Dell.
“These senior executives within technology, ecommerce, and franchising will strengthen the InXpress business globally,” said Eric Rosen, managing partner of Hudson Hill Capital, which acquired InXpress last year. “Each individual brings many years of relevant experience that will strengthen our technology, franchise, and service expertise to enhance the experience of our customers.”
Mr. Simmons, a seasoned private equity professional with nearly 30 years of experience, currently serves as managing director at Exaltare Capital Partners, which he co-founded. He is also executive chairman of ECP-PF Holdings, one of the largest Planet Fitness franchise with health clubs in Connecticut, New Mexico, and New York.
Prior to that, Mr. Simmons worked as a director at Windjammer Capital Investors and co-founded Reliant Equity Investors. He also worked at leading private equity firms such as Summit Partners and McCown DeLeeuw. Mr. Simmons graduated from Harvard Business School with honors, after graduating from Princeton University.
Mr. Goldberg spent the majority of his 30 year career as a senior product and technology executive working with four high-growth companies – PayPal, Box, LinkedIn, and eBay. He joined PayPal in 2013 and served in senior product and technology positions, including his most recent role as senior vice president, chief product architect, where he partnered with the CEO to transform the product and engineering functions.
Prior to PayPal, Mr. Goldberg worked as vice president, engineering at Box; vice president, Platform Engineering at LinkedIn; and senior director, systems development at eBay. He also served with Hyperion Software, IBM, and ABB. Mr. Goldberg began his career at Harris Corporation after graduating from the University of Florida with a BS degree in computer engineering.
Ms. Uhrich is a Fortune 50 company senior executive with deep experience in technology and services. From 2013 to 2016, she was chief delivery officer at Sutherland responsible for global services delivery, technology, IT, and human resources. Ms. Uhrich spent 17 years with Dell delivering new solutions and services, including starting and building Dell Global Support Services.
Prior to Dell, she served for eight years as senior director product development with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and began her career at Apollo Computer after graduating from Penn State University with a BS degree in computer science. She received her MS degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Mulryan currently serves as vice president, member services at Etsy. Prior to Etsy, he worked as vice president, customer success at SaaS startup Docurated (acquired by Quark Software) and held various program management roles at Google.
Mr. Mulryan possesses logistics experience as well, working with CEVA Logistics China and the Maersk Group. He earned a Diploma in Operational Research and Management Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a BS in Finance from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.
“We look forward to benefiting from the diverse skills and insights that Omar, Arnold, Jan, and Brendan bring to help accelerate our growth, build strong relationships with our partners, and enhance our software platform,” said Mark Taylor, global CEO of InXpress.
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