Orlando Bravo
Founder and Managing Partner
Thoma Bravo

Orlando Bravo is the founder and managing partner of Thoma Bravo. He led Thoma Bravo’s early entry into software buyouts and built the firm into one of the top private equity firms in the world. Today, Orlando directs the firm’s strategy and investment decisions in accordance with its principles of partnership, innovation and performance.

Orlando has overseen over 260 software acquisitions conducted by the firm, representing more than $78 billion in transaction value. Forbes named him “Wall Street’s best dealmaker” in 2019, and he was part of Thomson Reuters “Eight Buyout Pros to Watch” in 2009. He is the founder and chairman of the Bravo Family Foundation, the mission of which is to provide access and opportunities to young adults in Puerto Rico. In 2019, Orlando committed $100 million to the Foundation’s Rising Entrepreneurs Program with the goal of fostering entrepreneurship in Puerto Rico.

The Orlando Bravo Center for Economics Research at Brown University supports innovative research, training and collaborative projects for faculty and students in the Department of Economics. At Stanford Law School, Orlando created the Bravo Family Public Interest Post-Graduate Fellowship Fund to support students seeking full-time employment in public interest.

 

2021 Annual Conference: September 21-23, 2021

A 3-Day In-Person and Digital Conference:

- Sep 21: In-Person Panels, Fireside Chats, and other Sessions

- Sep 22-23: Global Digital Panels, Fireside Chats, and other Sessions

GEF uses its unique convening power to bring together C-suite and other senior-level leaders
in global finance, business, media and government for in-person and digital global investment forums
to discuss
the economic implications of the defining issues of our times.