Ex-Ripple Executive Catherine Coley joins Binance.US as CEO

Quick Take

  • Binance.US has appointed Ripple’s former head of institutional liquidity, Catherine Coley, as its new CEO
  • The exchange’s US division was announced last month after notifying users that binance.com would stop operating in the country in September
  • Coley joins a small but growing number of female executives in the crypto space

Catherine Coley, former head of XRP institutional liquidity at Ripple, has joined Binance.US as CEO, industry sources have told The Block.

Coley previously worked for Silicon Valley Bank and Morgan Stanley, managing foreign exchange business, before joining blockchain startup Ripple in 2017, according to her LinkedIn profile. 

Binance announced its plans to launch a fiat-to-crypto exchange in the U.S. earlier this month, before breaking the news that its main platform, Binance.com, would stop being available in the country in