Careers: Interviews
Richard (Dick) Gochnauer, Chairman and Managing General Partner, SC Master Fund; Co-founder CEO Leadership Alliance OC (CLA); Retired Chief Executive Officer, Essendant; Serial Entrepreneur

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Richard (Dick) Gochnauer.

Richard (Dick) GochnauerDick Gochnauer currently serves on the following boards; AmerisourceBergen Corp., Golden State Foods, Vodori, Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, Rush University and Medical Center, Rising Tide Transitional Housing, CLA, and the SC Master Fund. Some of his previous boards include UGI Corp, Opportunity International, Chicago Civic Committee, City of Hope OP, the Wooden Floor, Orangewood Children's Foundation, and various metro YMCAs.

Dick retired in May of 2011 as Chief Executive Officer of Essendant, the leading wholesale distributor of office and business products in the US. Other corporate positions include President and Chief Operating Officer of Golden State Foods, Executive Vice President of the Dial Corporation responsible for their Household Consumer Products businesses, President of the Stella Cheese Company, a division of Universal Foods, and as President of the international division of Schreiber Foods, Inc.

Dick earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.

Dick and his wife, Beth, have two adult children and six grandchildren. The Gochnauers reside in Corona del Mar, California.

Note: General Partner, Greg Wertman


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