Neel Grover

Board Member, UCI Alumni AssociationNeel Grover

Executive Operating Partner, Clearlake Capital Management LLC


UC Irvine – 1992, B.A., social sciences

University of San Diego – 1995, J.D.


Neel Grover is the Chairman and CEO of, Executive Operating Partner at Clearlake Capital Management LLC and Founder of He also currently serves as a Board member of The SWI Group and Coastal Contacts.

Previously he was a board member of Rakuten USA, Board Member, CEO and President of Rakuten’s and Executive Officer of Rakuten until 2012. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of in May 2006. He has served as its President since September 2003 and as a member of the Board of Directors since November 2001. Grover also has experience with ThinkTank Holdings, a private equity management company, and law firms Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.

Grover received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law, Order Of The Coif, and his B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Irvine where he was Captain of the Men's Tennis Team. He has been a member of the UCI Chief Executive Roundtable since 2008.