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Richard “Dick” S. Gilbert, Jr.
2021 Inductee, Business Finance Group (Capital Source)
Richard “Dick” Gilbert had a long, very successful career in the asset-based lending industry and was instrumental in the formation of the Commercial Finance Conference of California (CFCC), now known as the Southern California Chapter of the Secured Finance Network. Gilbert began his career at Community Bank before moving to National Acceptance of California, Sanwa Business Credit, and Foothill Capital Corporation. Later, he became vice chairman at KBK Financial and, if that wasn’t enough, came out of retirement to work at Business Finance Group (Capital Source). Gilbert was active in the community and devoted many hours to the San Antonio Regional Hospital Foundation, where he was on the Board of Trustees for nearly 20 years. He was an active board member of the CFCC and was the chapter president in 1998 and 1999.
Gilbert was the driving force behind the annual CFCC golf tournament, which began in 1995. In an effort to celebrate all of his contributions, the Board of Directors of SFNet’s Southern California Chapter has decided to rename its annual tournament The Richard “Dick” Gilbert Memorial Golf Tournament. Gilbert passed away peacefully on January 6, 2021, at San Antonio Regional Hospital in Upland, California.