Former eBay Executive Robert Chesnut Joins

Chesnut Brings Industry-Leading Experience to Expanded Management Team to Oversee Legal Affairs

Jul 01, 2010, 09:00 ET from

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ --, the number one online textbook rental company, today announced the appointment of Robert Chesnut as the company's General Counsel. Chesnut joins the company from LiveOps Inc. and eBay and will manage the company's corporate matters and legal relations.

"Rob brings more than 25 years of legal expertise and experience with e-commerce and technology companies," said Daniel Rosensweig, president and CEO of "His impressive track record for implementing and overseeing industry-leading processes at eBay makes Rob an excellent addition to Chegg's management team."

Most recently, Chesnut served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for LiveOps Inc., a leading provider of call center outsourcing services. Prior to LiveOps Inc., he served as eBay's Senior Vice President of the Trust and Safety Department overseeing Rules and Deputy General Counsel where he oversaw the development of the company's global fraud detection infrastructure and its entire rule and site conduct structure.

"I'm thrilled to join and to be a part of an exciting, fast-paced company that's positively impacting the education industry by renting textbooks online," said Chesnut. " is one of Silicon Valley's fastest growing startups, and I'm pleased to be a part of its continued success."

Chesnut earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.  


Founded in July 2007, is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $200 million. offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. As a part of the company's on-going environmental efforts, they plant a tree every time a student rents from through a partnership with American Forests' Global ReLeaf program. The company has grown into a respected and trusted brand used by college students and was recently named to the Wall Street Journal's Next Big Thing: Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies. For more information, visit