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José Feliciano

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Clearlake Capital Group

Santa Monica, CA, USA

José Feliciano


José Feliciano is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Clearlake Capital Group, LP. Clearlake is a leading private investment firm that has managed approximately $9 billion of institutional capital since its inception. José is involved in the investment side of the firm, as well as its day-to-day management, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Clearlake portfolio companies.

José started his career in investment banking in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance Groups at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Prior to co-founding Clearlake, José was a Partner and member of the investment committee at Tennenbaum Capital Partners, a leading alternative investment management firm, and served as Chief Financial Officer of govWorks, Inc.

In 2014, José and his wife, Kwanza Jones, founded the SUPERCHARGED Initiative, a philanthropic grant-making and impact investment organization. Their intiative is focused on creating lasting impact in four key areas: Education, Entrepreneurship, Equal Opportunity, and Empowerment. To date, the organization and its affiliates have made over $40 million in commitments to diveristy efforts and over $25 million to organizations focused on education and empowerment. José is also a Board Member of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, which works alongside activists to ensure positive changes in governments and corporations, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Robert Toigo Foundation. The Robert Toigo Foundation is dedicated to promoting the career advancement and increased leadership of under-represented talent.

José graduated from Princeton University with a BS in mechanical & aerospace engineering and received his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

José Feliciano’s Newsfeed

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Modern Governance 12.0: Diligent Launches Modern Leadership to Help Organizations Build ...

...More Diverse and Inclusive Boards and Leadership Teams. “Diligent’s Modern Leadership initiative aligns closely with the long-held principle at Clearlake that diversity drives differentiated outcomes,” said José E. Feliciano, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Clearlake Capital. “It’s evident that the Diligent team, in tandem with the company’s industry partners, are committed to increasing diversity in leadership roles for the long-term.

Clearlake acquires majority stake in CLO specialist WhiteStar

"Clearlake has always had a flexible investment mandate, and this fits perfectly with our strategy. Our team has a long history in credit and WhiteStar's investment philosophy lines up well with ours," said Jose E. Feliciano and Behdad Eghbali, Clearlake's co-founders and managing directors, in the news release.

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José Feliciano’s Background

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
2006 - Present
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a leading private investment firm founded in 2006. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake's operational improvement approach, O.P.S.®
Santa Monica, CA, USA
TCP provides flexible capital to middle-market companies requiring an investor capable of underwriting & managing complex or challenging situations.
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Board Member
New York, NY, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968, is led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world. Working alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations, the RFK team includes leading attorneys, advocates, entrepreneurs and writers united by a commitment to social justice.
Oakland, CA, USA
Robert Toigo Foundation's mission is to foster the career advancement & increased leadership of underrepresented talent by creating mechanisms for greater inclusion from the classroom to the boardroom.
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José Feliciano’s Education

BS, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering