The Team

Brian Brooks

Brian is a globally recognized leader in financial technology and financial services. Most recently, Mr. Brooks served as the Chief Executive Officer of Binance.US, a leading United States-based digital asset marketplace and one of the world’s largest and most innovative crypto platforms. Prior to joining Binance.US in May 2021, Mr. Brooks served as Acting U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, where he was the administrator of the federal banking system and the chief executive of the 3,500-employee federal agency responsible for chartering and supervising banks comprising 70 percent of all banking activity in the United States. Brian was often referred to as the “first fintech Comptroller” and “CryptoComptroller” for his focus on financial innovation. Recognized by Crunchbase as one of the top 10 influencers globally, Brian was called "the most transformative Comptroller in recent history" (Consumer Bankers Association), a "forward-looking visionary" (CoinDesk), and "one of the most creative thinkers ever to lead a regulatory agency" (LendIt Academy). Mr. Brooks’s background before leading the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency included serving as Chief Legal Officer of Coinbase, the largest digital asset exchange in the United States; executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Fannie Mae, the $3.2 trillion housing finance giant; vice chairman of OneWest Bank, the turnaround vehicle organized by then-future Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to acquire Indymac Bank and other financial crisis-era bank failures; and Washington, D.C. managing partner of global law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Brian’s board experience includes service on the boards of directors of Fannie Mae; Avant, Inc., a major marketplace lending platform; and Spring Labs, a blockchain-enabled digital credit bureau; and numerous nonprofit boards. He has also been an advisor to and/or early-stage investor in EarnUp, TextIQ, FlyHomes, and other technology companies. He holds an A.B. cum laude from Harvard University and a J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago.