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Movers and Shakers: José E. Feliciano

Movers and Shakers: José E. Feliciano

José E. Feliciano is cofounder and managing partner of Clearlake Capital Group, and serves on the board of directors of Chelsea Football Club and Concert Golf Partners

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José E. Feliciano is 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. Feliciano currently serves on the board of directors of several Clearlake portfolio companies, including Chelsea Football Club, where he serves as co-controlling owner, and Concert Golf Partners, where he also serves as chairman of the board.

In addition to his investing responsibilities, 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 $70 billion of assets under management and its senior investment principals have led or co-led over four hundred investments.

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

In 2014, he cofounded the SUPERCHARGED Initiative, a philanthropic grantmaking and impact investment organization. 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, he serves on the board of directors of the Robert Toigo Foundation, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is also a trustee of Stanford University and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino.

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


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