Former FTX US President Brett Harrison recently discussed why he left the company, which was one of the most successful billion-dollar businesses.
In his most recent Twitter post, he discussed his interactions with Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of the now-defunct exchange, and at FTX. Harrison describes his first month at FTX US as "amazing." The former FTX US chairman's view of SBF is “seemed like a sensitive and intellectually curious person who cares about animals, and that endeared him to me.”
Harrison eventually understood, nevertheless, that SBF was still active in the American market. Harrison's decisions were then rejected by the SBF, causing a split in their partnership. However, his decisions frequently arrive "without notice."
The former chairman would want to underline that unlike what others may have assumed, given the experiences he had at FTX US in the months before to leaving his post, this was not the "dream job" for him. After months of negotiation about management procedures at FTX, his relationship with "Sam Bankman-Fried and his deputies had completely deteriorated."
Harrison said that the conflict between him and the SBF came to a head when Sam's allure overcame them all and claimed to have noted a shift in the original SBF as well as "intransigence when his decisions were questioned, his spitefulness, and the instability of his temperament."
Brett Harrison, who managed the company's growth as it attained unicorn status and branched outside of cryptocurrency to include stock and non-fungible token trading after joining the company as president in May 2021, surprised the crypto community by leaving his position at FTX US at the end of September last year.