Mergers & Acquisitions names the 2021 PE Leaders in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, including José E. Feliciano, co-founder and managing partner of Clearlake Capital Group.
As the private equity industry matures, many of its leaders are focusing increasingly on philanthropy. José E. Feliciano, co-founder of Clearlake Capital Group, is a good example. In July, Feliciano was named one of the winners of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights 2021 Ripple of Hope Awards. The latter honors exemplary leaders across government, business, advocacy, and entertainment who have taken a bold stand for justice and human rights. On top of that, Feliciano and his wife, Kwanza Jones, are co-founders of the Supercharged Initiative. The Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano Supercharged Initiative is a philanthropic grantmaking and impact investment organization that 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. Recent gifts were made to Princeton University, Stanford University and Bennett College, one of the country’s oldest historically black colleges for women.