Privately Speaking: Orlando Bravo
Orlando Bravo achieved his ambitions early: at the age of 35 he was named managing partner at a private equity shop. Not only that, his name was added to the firm's title, making Thoma Cressey Equity Partners into Thoma Cressey Bravo.
Bravo's energy fills a wooden-panelled seventh-floor conference room in New York overlooking St Patrick's Cathedral as he explains the two specific software deals that started his meteoric rise and allowed him to become partner.
The Puerto Rican was 27...