Brad Thawley

Partner, LP Relations

Brad joined NEA in 2021 as Partner on the LP Relations team. In this role, he builds upon NEA’s strategy and offerings while maintaining relationships with existing Limited Partners. Brad has been involved in raising $6 billion across NEA’s early-stage venture capital and venture growth equity platform.

Before joining NEA, Brad spent seventeen years in private equity investing both in Limited Partner and co-investment positions. Brad joined UTIMCO’s global Private Equity team with primary responsibilities that include sourcing new Buyout, Growth and Venture Capital General Partner relationships. He was managing, monitoring, and performing due diligence underwriting on all PE investments for the endowments.

Prior to UTIMCO, Brad spent fourteen years at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, where he managed a $5 billion private equity global venture and growth portfolio as well as a $6 billion U.S. mid-market buyout portfolio. He was a voting member of the TRS Private Equity Investment Committee. Prior to joining TRS, Brad worked at Standard & Poor’s, focusing on corporate credit ratings. He also previously worked with Jupiter Media Metrix, an internet advisory company.

Brad received a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Bucknell University.