Software and technology-focused private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo announced today the appointment of Donna Riley Bebb for the newly created role of Head of ESG.

In her new position, Bebb will lead the firm’s ESG strategy and enhance the firm’s existing ESG initiatives. Bebb will build an ESG function and framework integrated across the firm, shaping its engagement with key stakeholders. Additionally, she will work with investment teams to assess ESG risks and opportunities throughout the investment cycle and serve as a strategic advisor to portfolio companies on the implementation of best practices.

Orlando Bravo, a Founder and Managing Partner at Thoma Bravo, said:

“Donna is a highly regarded ESG expert, and we are thrilled that she will be leading this important function at Thoma Bravo. Our firm has long championed diversity of thought and background, promoted inclusion and partnership, and celebrated entrepreneurship and innovation. The addition of Donna to our team reflects Thoma Bravo’s ongoing commitment to ESG and the powerful role it plays in driving long-term value creation.”

Bebb joins the firm after nearly five years at Google, where she served as the Head of Global Credit and ESG. At the company, she designed an investment-grade ESG portfolio strategy to lower risks and enhance returns and oversaw $56 billion of corporate cash. Prior to Google, she was an ESG innovation-focused Research Fellow for the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University.

Bebb said:

“I’m excited to join this talented team to help further elevate Thoma Bravo’s ESG strategy. As the investment community continues to embrace the core tenants of ESG, Thoma Bravo has a significant opportunity to be a leader in this increasingly important space. I look forward to working closely with the entire Thoma Bravo team, as well as with our portfolio companies, to drive positive impact for all stakeholders as they seek to manage risk and capture opportunities across an ever-evolving ESG landscape.”

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