Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights board member José E. Feliciano was honored at the 30th Annual Toigo 2019 Gala in New York last night on June 13, 2019. The Toigo Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the career advancement and increased leadership of under-represented talent.
While accepting the award, José spoke about the power of community, diversity, and fostering the next generation of investors. “Thirty years ago we had the same issue with a lack of diversity in the industry. Those same issues are still prevalent today. The industry still doesn’t look like this room. We still have more work to do.”
José E. Feliciano is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a private investment firm founded in 2006 with over $7 billion of capital under management. The firm focuses on sectors in industrials and energy; software and technology-enabled services; and consumer. Prior to co-founding Clearlake, Feliciano was a partner and member of the investment committee at Tennenbaum Capital Partners, Chief Financial Officer of govWorks, Inc., and started his career in investment banking in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance Groups at Goldman, Sachs & Co.
In 2014, Feliciano and his wife Kwanza Jones, founded the SUPERCHARGED Initiative, a philanthropic grant-making and impact investment organization. The Initiative invests in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures that seek solutions to humanity’s challenges and strive to provide societal change. SUPERCHARGED’s mission is to invest in organizations that make a lasting impact in education, entrepreneurship, equal opportunity and empowerment.
José E. Feliciano contributions to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights as a Board Member have been indelible and impactful to our mission of creating a more just world. “His commitment to social justice deserves to be honored,” President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Kerry Kennedy.
Feliciano’s professional achievements and support for diversity and inclusion make him an exemplary leader in business. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights would like to congratulate and thank Feliciano for his commitment in investing in organizations devoted to social change!