Member Profile - Robert Cheffins


Managing Director, CIBC

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Robert is an ardent supporter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night event.

ACG Member Since: 2015
ACG Involvement: YACG Cleveland Network Steering Committee

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?

Never burn a bridge – from my parents. I think this speaks to treating everyone with respect regardless of the individuals race, social class, etc. Especially in my business, you never know who could be a referral source.

What was your first job?

My first job was waiting tables at Applebee’s. I believe this taught me good communication and customer service related skills. 

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done or seen before?

I know it’s not that crazy but I have seen someone in my group make back-to-back holes-in-one in consecutive rounds.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?

Waking up earlier. I have always been told that waking up early leads to more success. But it's hard to wake up earlier while working from home. 

If you could choose a name for yourself, what would it be?

The Organizer. In my group of friends, I am typically the one who organizes a number of trips, parties, etc.