Virtual Discussion with Rob Chesnut, Author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution


Companies frequently use the word “integrity” to describe their approach to conducting business. Acting with integrity is easy when there is no downside, but there are moments when organizations are forced to choose between their principles and their profits. These moments are the true test of a company’s integrity, and too often, organizations make the wrong choice.

According to Rob Chesnut, former Chief Ethics Officer of Airbnb and author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution, the smartest companies are the ones that never abandon their principles — even if it means sacrificing short-term profits.

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  • September 17, 2020
  • 1:00 PM PT/4:00 PM ET
What Will You Learn?

On Thursday, September 17th at 1:00 PM PT/4:00 PM ET, Rob sits down with Gene Sinclair, GW & Wade Principal & SVP of Client Development and Steve Keirn, JD, CFP®, GW & Wade Counselor & former in-house counsel in the global telecommunications industry, to discuss why companies should rethink their approach to corporate ethics. They will talk about:

  • Why intentional integrity matters to the long-term success of an organization
  • How companies can learn to act with integrity
  • Where most companies go wrong in building a high-integrity culture
  • How employees and consumers play a role in an organization’s integrity

We are excited to send a copy of Rob's book to the first 50 registrants who attend the event. We invite you to share the invitation with your friends, family and colleagues. 

Rob Chesnut
Former Chief Ethics Officer, Airbnb and Author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead An Ethical Revolution

Rob is the author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution (St Martin’s Press, 2020). Rob was most recently the Chief Ethics Officer of Airbnb, Inc., a role he took on in late 2019 after almost four years as General Counsel. He previously led eBay’s North America legal team, where he founded the Internet’s first e-commerce person to person platform Trust and Safety team. 

Prior to joining eBay, Rob was the general counsel at Chegg, Inc. for nearly 6 years, and he served 14 years with the U.S. Justice Department, where he prosecuted CIA employee Aldrich Ames for espionage.

Gene Sinclair
Principal & SVP of Client Development

Gene is the GW & Wade Principal in charge of Client Development for California and the West. Gene works with individuals, families and corporations to deliver GW & Wade's Wealth Management Services.

During his long career in financial services, Gene worked with both regional and national brokerage firms. He also co-founded a successful independent investment advisory firm and a successful, venture-backed start-up that revolutionized money management platforms for independent broker-dealers, banks and investment advisory companies.

Steve Keirn, JD, CFP®

Steve joined GW & Wade in 2004 after ten years as an in-house counsel in the telecommunications industry, advising executives and managers in both established companies and "start-up" environments. This experience gives Steve unique insight into the business-related financial issues of GW & Wade’s clients, including matters related to equity, deferred compensation, and benefits schemes, professional transitions, and the personal impact of various corporate transactions. Steve provides a range of investment, tax, and estate planning advice geared toward developing pragmatic, comprehensive financial plans for clients and their families.



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