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José Feliciano

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Clearlake Capital Group

Santa Monica, CA, USA

José E. Feliciano
Jennifer Fearon
VentureLink Advisers, LLC
June Felix
IG Group


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

Yahoo News
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.

Business Wire
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.®
Tennenbaum Capital Partners
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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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.
Robert Toigo Foundation
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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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