Greg Orman BIO: Greg Orman is a businessman, entrepreneur, and strong U.S. political reformer. He is co-founder of the private equity firm Denali Partners LLC and Managing Member of Exemplar Holdings LLC. Six portfolio companies are included in Exemplar Holdings. They are: Combat Brands, Ripple Glass, Exemplar Medical, Exemplar Finance, Dragon Jacket, and an affordable housing subsidiary that invests in local, affordable housing communities.
Mr. Orman graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with an economics and finance degree. He started Environmental Lighting Concepts (ELC) shortly after graduating from college, then later sold most of the company to KCP&L. He then managed KCP&L’s energy services operation, where he became CEO of Custom Energy.
He ran as an Independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas in 2014. In 2018, Mr. Orman ran for the office of Kansas Governor as an Independent. He authored A Declaration of Independents: We Can Break the Two-Party Stranglehold and Restore the American Dream in 2016 and has written for Real Clear Politics, The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, The Kansas City Star, and other news media.
Additionally, Orman serves on the advisory board of the National Police Foundation, has served on the board of directors at the Kansas City Zoo and chaired the Capital Campaign for the YMCA Youth in Government program, among other charitable activities. He also helped form the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers and is on the board of directors at Unite America.