The Compliance Life details the journey to and in the role of a Chief Compliance Officer. How does one come to sit in the CCO chair? What are some of the skills a CCO needs to success navigate the compliance waters in any company? What are some of the top challenges CCOs have faced and how did they meet them? These questions and many others will be explored in this new podcast series. Over four episodes each month on The Compliance Life, I visit with one current or former CCO to explore their journey to the CCO chair. This month, my guest is Rob Chesnut, whose most recent position was as the Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb. He is also the author of the best-selling book,  Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution with St Martin’s Press.

In this second episode, we take up Rob’s move across country to become the 3rd lawyer at eBay in the 1990s. We visit about what eBay and Silicon Valley like in those early days. We discussed Rob’s fraud prevention program he created at eBay.  We discussed how  the process of taking a company public help to focus on compliance.