Brian Brooks, the former head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency who became chief executive officer of BinanceUS this spring, has resigned.
Brooks announced his move in a tweet Friday afternoon. He pointed to "differences over strategic direction" but did not elaborate. He began his role at the U.S.-based firm on May 1.
Greetings #crypto community. Letting you all know that I have resigned as CEO of @BinanceUS . Despite differences over strategic direction, I wish my former colleagues much success. Exciting new things to come!— Brian Brooks (@BrianBrooksUS) August 6, 2021
Shortly after Brooks's announcement, BinanceUS posted a statement from Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance and chairman of the U.S.-based exchange. Zhao said that "this transition will not impact BinanceUS customers in any way."
From @BinanceUS chairman of the board @cz_binance https://t.co/uYcSjfRNOX pic.twitter.com/4BFuHQQz2V— Binance.US ?? (@BinanceUS) August 6, 2021