Thoma Bravo promotes two, hires vice president from Berkshire Partners

Thoma Bravo promoted A.J. Rohde to partner and Andrew Almeida to vice president. The firm also hired Tara Gadgil as vice president. Rohde joined Thoma Bravo in 2010 as vice president after working at the Saban Capital Group. Almeida joined the firm in 2012 from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Gadgil joined the firm after working as a vice president at Berkshire Partners.

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Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has announced it has promoted A.J. Rohde to partner. The firm also has promoted Andrew Almeida to vice president and has hired Tara Gadgil as vice president.

“First of all, my partners and I are thrilled to welcome A.J. to the partnership of the firm,” said Orlando Bravo, a managing partner at Thoma Bravo. “He has demonstrated the investment acumen and leadership qualities that have helped our firm and our portfolio companies grow and deliver value to our investors. We look forward to his continued contribution to the success of our current and future funds in his new role as a partner.”

Rohde joined Thoma Bravo in 2010 as a vice president after previous experience with Saban Capital Group, Inc., and Jefferies & Company. Most recently a principal at Thoma Bravo, he has been instrumental in the acquisition and development of software portfolio companies including Deltek, Internet Pipeline, PowerPlan, TravelClick, Digital Insight, Roadnet Technologies and Telestream; and, most recently, Infogix. Rohde earned an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA degree in economics from Villanova University.

“We are also excited to announce two additions at the vice president level,” added Bravo. “Andrew Almeida, who has become an increasingly important part of our investment team focused on acquiring and growing companies in infrastructure software sectors; and Tara Gadgil, who joins us from Berkshire Partners and brings experience and abilities we think will immediately add value to our investment teams.”

Almeida joined Thoma Bravo in 2012 from the New York office of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking division. He earned an MS degree in finance from Vanderbilt University after obtaining a BBA degree in finance and economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Gadgil joins Thoma Bravo after spending the past two years as a vice president with Berkshire Partners in its Boston office. Prior to that, she held positions with Goldman Sachs, TPG Growth and Capital Group. She earned her MBA degree from Stanford University after obtaining a BA degree in government and economics from Harvard University.

About Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm building on a 30+ year history of providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm seeks to create value by collaborating with company management to improve business operations, invest in growth initiatives and make accretive acquisitions. Thoma Bravo invests with a particular focus on application and infrastructure software and technology enabled services. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing more than $9 billion of equity commitments. More information about Thoma Bravo can be found at