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Felice Gorordo

Roots of Hope

L. Felice Gorordo is President & CEO of Clearpath, a venture-backed tech company revolutionizing the confusing, costly and paper-based immigration filing process – just as TurboTax transformed tax filing. At Clearpath, Felice is leveraging technology to empower immigrants and democratize the immigration process by making it easier, more affordable and secure for individuals to file their own applications.

Most recently, Felice was appointed by President Barack Obama as one of fifteen 2011-2012 White House Fellows, America’s prestigious and competitive nonpartisan leadership and public service program founded in 1964. In this capacity, he served as the White House Fellow for President Obama’s Domestic Policy Advisor Cecilia Munoz working on Latino outreach and immigration policy in the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. Felice also spearheaded the White House Business Council’s competitiveness series, organizing industry leaders sector-by-sector focused on spurring job creation and promoting long-term economic competitiveness.


Additionally, Felice co-founded and leads Roots of Hope, a national non-profit focused on youth empowerment in Cuba and the “Best Grassroots Organization”  – according to the Miami New Times. In 2009, Felice was an advisor to Grammy winner Juanes and helped organize the historic "Peace without Borders" concert in Cuba, with 1.2 million people in attendance.


Previously, Felice led government sales and business development for Liberty Power Corporation, the largest independent retail electric provider in the U.S., where he generated nearly $15 million in new business annually for the company. He has also served as a strategy consultant for the President of Jackson Health Systems, and as a member of the University of Miami’s Energy Security Task Force. 


Prior to that, Felice served as a presidential appointee in the Administration of President George W. Bush. In this capacity, he served as an aide to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez and Special Assistant to the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Director Emilio Gonzalez.  At Commerce, he led the U.S. Government’s support for commercial bids on foreign government-issued tenders in Latin America valued at $1.5 billion in U.S. export content.


PODER Magazine has named Felice one of the "100 Poderosos" Most Influential Hispanics in the U.S., as well as one of the "Top 20 Under 40." He has been featured on CNN's "Young People Who Rock," and appeared on CNN, BBC, NPR, CNBC, ABC, Univision, Telemundo, The Economist, and The New York Times.  Felice is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of several national and community-based nonprofits.


Felice is a graduate of Georgetown University and started his career working in President Bush’s White House Office of Political Affairs. He currently resides in Miami, FL, with his wife Bianca, daughter Catalina and son David.

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