You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
Operating Partner Oath
“This oath is just as important as the oath doctors and lawyers take; it speaks to the ‘think beyond personal gain’ aspect which is often absent in business today.” Tim Keller, State Senator, New Mexico, Harvard 2005
Every business individual who becomes a part of gunnercooke commits to a code of behaviour. Our Operating Partners are expected to exercise a professional selflessness and high levels of integrity. We believe that our clients should expect a certain standard that we must commit to and adhere to. Each operating partner aims to be worthy of our clients trust and our oath is a set of values to which they perform:
I will act with the utmost integrity. Integrity means that I will do what I say I will do
I will endeavour to leave any business I am involved in better than I found it
I will at all times seek to improve the business so that it is more valuable than when I entered the business
I will be transparent and will act in good faith in all my dealings with all stakeholders
I will take responsibility for all my actions and will represent my contribution accurately and honestly
I will be accountable for all my actions, advice and recommendations
I will not seek at any time to progress my own ambitions at the expense of any organisation but will at all times put my client’s company and its ambitions first
I have a responsibility to serve, to create value and to lead and guide responsibly and with humility and I will do that to the best of my ability.