2023 Leadership Summit Speaker

José E. Feliciano

Managing Partner & Cofounder

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.

Alma Mater: Princeton University, Stanford University

José E. Feliciano is the cofounder and managing partner of Clearlake Capital Group, an investment firm founded in 2006 operating integrated businesses across private equity, credit, and other related strategies. In addition to his investing responsibilities, Mr. Feliciano is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational improvement approach, O.P.S.® The firm’s core target sectors are technology, industrials, and consumer. Clearlake has over $72 billion of assets under management and its senior investment principals have led or co-led over 400 investments.

Prior to cofounding Clearlake, Mr. Feliciano was a partner and member of the investment committee at Tennenbaum Capital Partners, a senior executive at govWorks, Inc., and started his career in investment banking in the mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance groups at Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Feliciano currently serves on the board of directors of several Clearlake portfolio companies. He cofounded the SUPERCHARGED Initiative, a philanthropic grantmaking and impact investment organization, in 2014. The initiative invests in both nonprofits and for-profit ventures that are compatible with its goal to make a lasting impact across four key priorities: education, entrepreneurship, equal opportunity, and empowerment.

In addition, Mr. Feliciano serves on the board of directors of the Robert Toigo Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the career advancement and increased leadership of underrepresented talent; Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a foundation that works to support individuals, alliances, and organizations dedicated to improving human rights around the world; and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a nonprofit academic healthcare organization that strives to set new standards for quality and innovation in patient care. He is also a trustee of Stanford University and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino.

Mr. Feliciano graduated with high honors from Princeton University, where he received a B.S. in mechanical and aerospace engineering. He received his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.