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
Katy Bravo and her husband Orlando are the co-founders of the Bravo Family Foundation. Katy’s extensive experiences travelling provided her with a deep, genuine appreciation of other cultures and stimulated her passion for volunteer work, particularly with children living in poverty-stricken areas of the world.
Katy and Orlando’s personal philanthropy began in 2013, with a commitment to strengthen educational opportunities in distinctly disadvantaged locales. One of their projects, now in its fifth year, is located in Kenya where Katy and Orlando have made several trips to support an orphanage and construct a much needed school. The Bravo’s formally established the Bravo Family Foundation in 2017 as their efforts expanded to include targeted humanitarian causes and healthcare.
Inspired by their infant daughter, Isabella, whom they lost in 2016, the Bravo’s are committed benefactors to organizations whose goal is the health and well-being of children. They are generous donors to Columbia University Medical Center’s Neonatal Comfort Care Program, the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health and other entities and charities dedicated to helping less fortunate children.
The foundation’s largest and most recent project is the Podemos (“We Can”) Puerto Rico campaign, which is dedicated to providing relief to the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, where Orlando was raised and family still lives.
The youngest of four children, Katy grew up in the Bay Area. She received a BA degree in International Business and Economic from California Polytechnic State University in 2002. She and Orlando live with their son and two daughters in San Francisco, CA.