Candidate Statement

Richard Cautero

Richard Cautero has extensive experience in the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors. He had a 30 year career at Kraft Foods and its former corporate parent, Altria. Some of his executive roles included Vice President of Finance for Corporate Planning & Strategy at the Altria corporate parent and Chief Financial Officer at the Maxwell House Division at Kraft. He is credited with improving operating performance at numerous businesses and creating a multinational company wide strategic growth plan. Following his corporate career, Richard has performed advisory and board services for a variety of organizations.
Richard is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee at All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota. He is also a board member at The City of Venice Fire Pension Board. Richard was previously a member of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee at "Ann's Place", a cancer support and health services nonprofit.
He earned a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration in Finance & Investments from Hofstra University.
Richard and his wife Linda have lived in Venice since 2006 .They have two married sons.