Category: About Empirix

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

 

Marcel Bernard

Marcel Bernard

Chairman of the Board
Senior Operating Partner
Thoma Bravo

Prior Experience

  • Corporate Vice President, Operations, Geac Computer Corporation, Markham, ON, Canada
  • Senior Vice President, St. Lawrence Cement, Inc., Mount-Royal, QC, Canada
  • President and CEO, SaskTel (Saskatchewan Telecommunications), Regina, SK, Canada
  • President, Motorola Canada, Inc., Markham, ON, Canada

Representative Investments

  • Activant Solutions, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Datatel, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Vision Solutions, Inc. (Chairman)
  • Acresso Software, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Entrust, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Manatron, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Hyland Software, Inc. (Board Member)
  • LANDesk Software, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Board Member)
  • SonicWall (Board Member)
  • Telestream, Inc. (Board Member)

 

Robert (Tre) Sayle       

Robert (Tre) Sayle

Partner
San Francisco Office
Thoma Bravo

Education

  • BA, Economics (with concentration in Psychology), Harvard University

Prior Experience

  • JPMorgan Technology Industry Group, New York, NY
  • Hambrecht & Quist, San Francisco, CA

Representative Investments

  • Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Entrust, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Flexera, Inc.
  • Vision Solutions, Inc.
  • SonicWALL, Inc. (Board Member)
  • LANDesk Software, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Tripwire, Inc. (Board Member)
  • InfoVista, S.A. (Board Member)
  • Network Instruments, LLC (Board Member)

 

Seth Boro     

Seth Boro

Managing Partner
San Francisco Office
Thoma Bravo 

Education

  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Queen's University School of Business

Prior Experience

  • Summit Partners, Palo Alto, CA
  • ServiceSource, San Francisco, CA
  • Credit Suisse, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • First Marathon Securities (National Bank Financial), Toronto, ON, Canada

Representative Investments

  • Hyland Software (Board Member)
  • Consona Corporation
  • Vision Solutions (Board Member)
  • Flexera Software, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Entrust, Inc. (Board Member)
  • SonicWALL, Inc. (Board Member)
  • LANDesk Software, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Tripwire, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Network Instruments, LLC (Board Member)
  • InfoVista, S.A. (Board Member)
  • Crossbeam Systems, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Mediware Systems, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Keynote Systems, Inc. (Board Member)

 

Paul Zuber

Paul Zuber

Operating Partner
Thoma Bravo

Education

  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • BA, International Relations and Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University

Prior Experience

  • Dilithium Networks (mobile video solutions), Founding CEO – acquired by OnMobile (NSE:ONMOBILE)
  • Bluegum Group (electronic manufacturing services), Cofounder and CEO – acquired by Solectron (NASDAQ: FLEX)
  • Ready Systems (embedded systems software), roles included CFO, Vice President of Operations, and Vice President of Global Support Services – acquired by Mentor Graphics (NASDAQ: MENT)
  • JGC Computer Services (PC computer aided design solutions), Cofounder and CEO – acquired by investment group as part of industry roll-up
  • Bain Capital, founding team member
  • Bain & Company, Research Associate

Representative Investments

  • Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Board Member)
  • LANDesk Software, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (Board Member)
  • SRS Software LLC (Board Member)
  • Telestream, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Keynote Systems, Inc. (Board Member)

Other Activities

  • World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award, Davos 2010
  • Former Member of Economist International CEO Forum
  • Former Member of Young President's Organization International (YPO)
  • Current Member of World President's Organization (WPO)

 

David Weiss

David Weiss

Operating Partner
Thoma Bravo

Education

  • BS, Computer Science, Duke University
  • BS, Economics, Duke University

Prior Experience

  • Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Citrix Systems, Inc.
  • President and CEO, Numara Software, Inc.

Representative Investments

  • TripWire, Inc. (Board Member)
  • InfoVista S.A. (Board Member)
  • Network Instruments, Inc. (Board Member)
  • SRS Software, Inc. (Board Member)

 

John D'Anna

John D'Anna

Empirix CEO

Bringing more than 25 years of industry experience to the role, John D'Anna is Chief Executive Officer of Empirix, Inc. Prior to joining the company, John served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Services for JDSU's Test & Measurement Product Group. Under John's leadership, JDSU's Communications Test & Measurement sales organization built strategic relationships with some of the world's largest communications service providers and equipment manufacturers. In addition, John led the company's Global Services Group, a multinational organization focused on delivering services in support of JDSU's Systems & Software solutions for deployment and maintenance, product support, consulting, and educational services.

John joined JDSU in August 2005 with the acquisition of Acterna, where he was Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Services. Before joining Acterna, John was Field Sales Representative for Hewlett-Packard's Test & Measurement Group from 1984 to 1990. 

John is a member of the Advisory Board for the Newark College of Engineering, the engineering college of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.