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José Feliciano

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Clearlake Capital Group

Santa Monica, CA, USA

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José E. Feliciano’s Biography

José Feliciano is a highly skilled investor and business manager who is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Clearlake Capital Group, LP. With a focus on software and technology-enabled services, Clearlake is a leading private investment firm that has managed approximately $9 billion of institutional capital since its inception.

He started his career in investment banking in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance Groups at Goldman Sachs. 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 founded the SUPERCHARGED Initiative with his wife, Kwanza Jones. The philanthropic grant-making and impact investment organization is focused on creating a lasting impact in education, entrepreneurship, equal opportunity, and empowerment. To date, SUPERCHARGED and its affiliates have made over $40 million in commitments to diversity efforts and over $25 million to organizations focused on education and empowerment.

José is a Board Member of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, which works alongside activists to ensure positive changes in governments and corporations. José also sits on the Board of Directors of the Robert Toigo Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the career advancement and increased leadership of under-represented talent. He also sits on the boards of many of Clearlake's portfolio companies.

José received a BS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University before going on to attain his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

José Feliciano’s Newsfeed

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Princeton University alumni Kwanza Jones and José E. Feliciano make history with major gift

Kwanza Jones and José E. Feliciano have made a major gift to Princeton University, a $20 million contribution that is the largest gift to date by Black and Latino donors, and one of a few extraordinary alumni commitments to the University's strategic goal of undergraduate expansion.

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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.

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José Feliciano’s Background

Clearlake Capital Group
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.®
Chief Financial Officer
Miami, FL, USA
govWorks eliminates the bureaucracy of government application processes by utilizing consumer-friendly best practices, with innovative technology to simplify the process of expediting passports & travel visas.
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José Feliciano’s Gallery

Board Positions

Unifrax logo Unifrax logo
Dec 2018 - Present
Buffalo, NY, USA
Unifrax is a global leader in high performance specialty fibers and inorganic materials used in high temperature industrial, filtration, battery and fire protection applications that save energy, reduce pollution, and improve fire safety.

Current Board Positions

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Pretium Packaging
Jan 2020 - Present
Chesterfield, MO, USA
Pretium Packaging is a leading North American manufacturer of customized, short-to-medium volume, rigid plastic packaging solutions.
TEAM Technologies logo TEAM Technologies logo
TEAM Technologies
Nov 2018 - Present
Morristown, TN, USA
TEAM Technologies is a critical partner in the innovation and design process, from ideation through implementation and delivery to the world's leading brands in the dental, medical and cosmetic industries.
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Previous Board Positions

Lytx Inc.
Board of Directors
San Diego, CA, USA
Lytx harnesses the power of video to transform fleets with improved safety, efficiency, productivity, and profitability.


Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano SUPERCHARGED Initiative (KJSI)
2014 - Present
Santa Monica, CA, USA
The Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano SUPERCHARGED Initiative (KJSI) is a philanthropic grantmaking and investment organization founded by Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano, which drives beneficial societal change in order to power possibilities for humanity & its future.
RFK / Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
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.
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Full Vlog - José E. Feliciano, Clearlake Capital Group
Dec 2020
Jordan Selleck of 51 Labs sits down with José Feliciano, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Clearlake Capital Group, to discuss the importance of giving back, the power of acknowledging the unknown, and the payoff of entrepreneurial ups and downs.

Speaking Engagements

RFK Compass Investor Virtual Summit
Panel Member
Oct 2020
José Feliciano, Co-founder and Managing Director, Clearlake Capital, took part in a Fireside Chat titled 'The Road to Equality: Actions to Combat Racial and Economic Injustice' at the Fall RFK Human Rights Virtual Investor Summit. The RFK Compass program discusses new approaches to investing, enlisting the private sector’s influence in the cause of human rights, good governance, and justice.

José Feliciano’s Education

Princeton University
BS, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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