Thoma Bravo Announces the Promotion of Robert ‘Tre’ Sayle to Partner



SAN FRANCISCO and CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has promoted Robert ‘Tre’ Sayle to partner. Sayle joined Thoma Bravo in 2005 and was most recently a principal in the firm’s San Francisco office.

“Throughout his nine years at Thoma Bravo, Robert has proven to be a strong part of our successful investment team,” said Orlando Bravo, a managing partner at the firm. “His promotion is a testament to his hard work and success in helping to develop great portfolio companies and generate strong returns for our investors.”

“Robert has played a significant role in many of our most successful investments during the past several years,” added Scott Crabill, a managing partner at Thoma Bravo. “We are excited to promote him to partner as we build on the accomplishments of our past and current funds.”

Sayle’s prior experience includes positions at JP Morgan in New York and Hambrecht & Quist in San Francisco. Sayle has been instrumental in Thoma Bravo’s acquisition and development of software portfolio companies Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.; Empirix, Inc.; Entrust, Inc.; InfoVista, S.A.; LANDesk Software, Inc.; Network Instruments, LLC; SonicWALL, Inc.; and Tripwire, Inc., and as a board member of all these companies. In addition, Sayle has been involved in the growth of Thoma Bravo portfolio companies Flexera Software, Inc.; and Vision Solutions, Inc.

Sayle graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.


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 and provide capital to support growth initiatives. 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 $4 billion of equity commitments. For more information, visit