A. Bruce Johnston


Bruce has more than 26 years of experience in the private equity industry.

Bruce joined TA in 1992, focusing on investments in the technology sector. He became a Managing Director in 2001 and an Advisor of the firm in 2014.

Career Highlights

  • Led TA’s investments in over a dozen technology companies
  • Helped six companies become public companies
  • Led TA’s Investment Committee process from 2008-2014
  • Led TA’s Valuation Committee from 2008-2014

Former Experience

  • idealab! Boston – President
  • Lotus Development Corporation – General Manager
  • The First Boston Corporation – Research Analyst
  • AT&T Communications – Sales & Engineering positions


  • Pennsylvania State University – MBA, with Highest Honors, Marketing and Finance
  • Duke University – BS, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Electrical Engineering

Board Representation


  • Creditex
  • DigiCert
  • Ecometry Corporation
  • Expert Software
  • Fargo Electronics
  • Monotype Imaging
  • Numara Software
  • Prometheus Group
  • Research Now Group
  • Trident International
  • Webhire

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