ABOUT ORLANDO BRAVO
Orlando is a co-founder of Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm managing over $17 billion of capital. The firm specializes in acquiring and operating technology companies particularly in the software industry. Over the past 15 years, Thoma Bravo has acquired over 150 software businesses totaling nearly $50 billion in value.
Orlando was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He received an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a law degree from Stanford Law School and BA degrees in Economics and Political Science from Brown University.
Over the duration of his career, Orlando has always remained involved in many philanthropic efforts. Currently, he serves on Brown University’s President’s Leadership Council and the UCSF Board of Overseers. He is also on the board of Border Youth Tennis Exchange (BYTE), a charitable organization founded to enhance the lives of children and young adults on the U.S./Mexican border through tennis, education and cross-border exchange. He and his wife have helped endow faculty scholar and fellow positions at Stanford University’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research. Orlando also continues to make charitable donations through The Bravo Family Foundation. Podemos “We Can” Puerto Rico is the latest effort that Orlando has chaired through the foundation.
ABOUT KATY BRAVO
Co-founder, The Bravo Family Foundation
Katy Bravo is the co-founder of the The Bravo Family Foundation. Katy holds a deep appreciation for different cultures; and her travels have stimulated her passion for volunteer work, in particular related to children living in poverty-stricken areas of the world.
Katy and her husband, Orlando Bravo, started the The Bravo Family Foundation in 2013 to facilitate education in distinctly disadvantaged locales. One of the Foundation’s projects, now in its fifth year, is located in Kenya where Katy and Orlando have made several trips to support an orphanage and build them a much needed school. The Foundation has expanded its focus to include specific humanitarian causes and healthcare. It has recently launched Podemos “We Can” Puerto Rico Fund to assist the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Dedicated to helping less fortunate children, Katy and Orlando also founded the Isabella Bravo Foundation, named after the infant they lost in 2016. The Foundation has donated funds to the Columbia University Medical Center Neonatal Comfort Care Program and UCSF Center for Reproductive Health and various other organizations whose goal is the health and well being of children.
The youngest of four children, Katy grew up in the Bay Area. She received a BA degree in Int’l Bus.and Econ. from California Polytechnic State University in 2002. She and Orlando live with their son and two daughters in San Francisco, CA.