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Thought. Leadership.

Innovations, investments, strategies and opportunities introduced at the speed of business.

Age: 36.

Hometown: Ottawa, Canada.

Education: M.B.A, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Bachelor’s of Commerce, Queen’s University. Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

About the business: Thoma Bravo is a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies.

Word that best describes you: Curious.

Hours per week you work: I’ve lost count.

Favorite cause: Alzheimers research, cancer research, equal access to education and health care.

Favorite escape: Canadian cottage country.

Guilty pleasure: Eating my daughter’s leftover macaroni and cheese.

Greatest professional accomplishment: Growing portfolio companies through the 2008-09 economic cycle.

Stress relief: Road biking anywhere.

Favorite college sport/club: Stanford Cardinal football.

Favorite quote: “Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore, it’s too crowded.” — Yogi Berra.

How long in your current role: January 2010.

What is a typical day like for you: No typical days, but lots of travel. When I’m at home, I start my day by getting a bottle ready for my 8 month old, while my 2 year old feeds the dog. My day usually ends when my wife wakes me up on the couch and tells me to go to bed. In between is a cloud of meetings, phone calls and, if I’m lucky, a workout.

Why did you go into your current field: I love working with management teams to build world-class software and technology companies.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up: Professional hockey player.

Best advice you ever got: Treat people the way you would want to be treated — from my dad.

Goal by 40: Raising great kids.