Founder and Managing Partner
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.