This episode’s remarkable guest is Robert Chesnut, the Former Chief Ethics Officer of Airbnb Inc., a role he took on after nearly four years as Airbnb’s General Counsel.
Rob graduated from the University of Virginia and Harvard Law School. He spent fourteen years in the U.S. justice department, rising to the position of running the major crimes unit. One of the people he prosecuted was Aldrich Ames, the CIA employee who was a double agent for Russia.
Next, he moved west and became eBay’s third attorney and, eventually, the senior vice president of the trust and safety department. In 2008, he joined Live Ops as general counsel. He left that position to become general counsel of CHEG.
In 2016, he joined Airbnb as general counsel, and after several years became its chief ethics officer. He currently advises Airbnb as well as Upwork, Turo, and Poshmark.
He has written a book called Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution. It provides a six-step process to foster and manage a culture of integrity in organizations.
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