CEO of eMerge Americas
Felice Gorordo is CEO of eMerge Americas, LLC, a venture-backed platform focused on transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas and organizing the largest tech event connecting the Americas held annually at the Miami Beach Convention Center. In 2019, eMerge’s sixth annual conference attracted more than 16,000 attendees and 3,900 unique companies from over 40 countries.
Felice is a successful entrepreneur, advisor and operator. Most recently, he was President & CEO of Clearpath, Inc., (acquired by L1BRE, LLC), a venture-backed tech company focused on revolutionizing the confusing, costly and paper-based immigration filing process – just as TurboTax transformed tax filing. Following the acquisition of Clearpath, Felice served as CEO of L1BRE, a venture-backed tech company that aims to transform urban mobility in Latin America with operations in the U.S. and Mexico, and developed a proprietary platform for the largest taxi fleet in the world, with 138,000 cabs in circulation and an average of 2.2 million daily riders.
Prior to that, Felice was appointed by President Barack Obama as one of fifteen 2011-2012 White House Fellows and served in the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs working on Latino, immigration and business outreach. In this capacity, he organized the first-ever “White House Conference on Connecting the Americas,” which included the participation of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, several cabinet secretaries and high-level business and government leaders from throughout the Americas in lead up to the 2012 Summit of the Americas.
Felice also co-founded and leads Roots of Hope, Inc., a non-profit focused on youth empowerment in Cuba through technology and entrepreneurship. In 2009, he was an advisor to Grammy winner Juanes and helped organize the historic “Peace without Borders” concert in Cuba, with 1.2 million in attendance.
In the Administration of President George W. Bush, Felice served in various positions at the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and Homeland Security, including as trade specialist managing a cross-sector portfolio valued at $1.5 billion in export content.
Previously, Felice served as a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Senior Fellow at the Georgetown University Beeck Center on Social Impact and Innovation, and Advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Initiative.
PODER Magazine has named Felice one of the “100 Poderosos” Most Influential Hispanics in the U.S. and he has appeared as a guest commentator on CNN, CNN en Español, BBC, NPR, CNBC, NBC Nightly News, Univision, and Telemundo. His views and articles have also been published in Forbes, The Economist, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.
Felice is a graduate of Georgetown University and started his career working in President Bush’s White House Office of Political Affairs.