Esther Chi

Vice President, Controller

21st NFL Season, 21st with 49ers

Esther Chi is in her 21st season with the 49ers and currently serves as the vice president, controller. In her role, she manages the accounting department, which handles all accounting and payroll functions for the team and the stadium management company.  

Chi initially joined the 49ers as a staff accountant where she was responsible for revenue and billing for the football team.  Over the years, her role expanded to include financial reporting, hiring and managing the accounting staff, stadium construction accounting, and the integration of multiple systems to promote efficiencies.  

Before joining the 49ers, Chi was with Quokka Sports in San Francisco.  In addition to her day job in accounting, she learned html coding when she helped with updating real-time stats on the official website for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.  

Chi graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and now resides in San Jose, CA.