IN MEMORY OF RICHARD CHICOTEL
|Mr. Richard A. Chicotel served as the Chief Financial Officer of Shorenstein Properties, one of the country’s most distinguished real estate organizations, for many years until his unexpected death in 2012. Mr. Chicotel joined Shorenstein in 1988 where he was responsible for planning, monitoring, and communicating the financial performance of all company investments and for managing the liquidity, profitability, and capital structure of the company and its investments. He also oversaw the company’s financing activities, its risk management program, and its investor reporting activities. In 2007, he was named San Francisco Bay Area CFO of the Year, Private Company, by the San Francisco Business Times.
Mr. Chicotel lived in San Francisco where he was a prominent member of the San Francisco LGBTQ+ community. He was openly gay in a conservative industry and at a time when being out was an important statement. Mr. Chicotel remained committed to supporting fellow and emerging LGBTQ+ business students and was active in various LGBTQ+ causes, including Reaching Out MBA.
Mr. Chicotel graduated from Harvard College with a B.A., from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand with a Postgraduate Diploma in International Economics, and from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with an M.B.A.
For the past several years, Shorenstein Properties have supported Reaching Out MBA in memory of Mr. Chicotel’s legacy to the community. Shorenstein’s annual donation supports our Club Leadership Summit, including a cash prize to help one club expand its reach on campus and in its community.