It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dick Schulte on August 21, 2021, while he was competing in the Triple Bypass bike race. Dick was doing what he loved, challenging himself athletically while marveling at the splendor of what he called, “God’s country.” 

Dick grew up in Winnetka, Illinois, raised by his father, Tom, and mother, Diane, with two younger sisters, Susan and Sally. He spent his youth sailing on Lake Michigan, playing drums in his band, going on ski trips to Colorado with his family, and of course, playing soccer. His passion for the beautiful game brought him to Colorado College, where he played midfield and was a four-year letter-winner, three-time first-team all-RMISL, and is tied for 18th on the school’s career scoring list. 

Anyone who knew Dick knows how much he loved CC soccer. The four years he spent on the team shaped him in a multitude of ways, and he continued to be an avid supporter for the rest of his life – he never missed the first home game of the season. Dick played soccer long into his adult life and coached all of his kids at one time or another. Coaching was in his blood, and something he eventually made into a career as an executive coach.

Dick had a remarkable business career. He was a CMO, COO, co-founder, CEO, serial entrepreneur, board member, inspirational speaker, and facilitator. He most recently served as an Executive Coach at Optiv in Denver, a role he was so passionate about. 

In addition to being a fierce competitor and consummate businessman, Dick was a loyal friend, trusted advisor, and above all else, devoted to his family. Dick was, is, the best man we will ever know. In our eyes, he was superman, super human. He modeled what it looked like to live a life well-lived. He taught us all to be intentional, to be adventurous, and above all else, to love one another. Losing him is an unbearable reality that those that loved him will struggle to come to terms with.

Dick is survived by his wife, Susan, children Nick, Sam, and Sarah, and five grandchildren who knew him affectionately as “Pops.” The Schulte family appreciates what has already been an outpouring of love and support from Dick’s community. 

A memorial service for Dick will be held at Glenmoore Country Club on September 23, 2021 from 1-4 pm.