The now-former CFO did not give a specific reason for his departure but noted he will remain in an advisory capacity with OpenSea.
The chief financial officer of nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea, Brian Roberts, has become the latest high-profile Web3 executive to depart their role amid the current bear market, leaving after just 10 months in the role.
In an Oct. 7 post on LinkedIn, the former CFO of ride-share platform Lyft and OpenSea said it was time for him to “come ashore” from the “open seas,” but didn’t state the exact reasons for the change, only that he would be staying on as an adviser to the company moving forward.
Roberts was appointed as the OpenSea chief financial officer in December 2021 after working at Lyft for seven years. He also has had previous stints in corporate roles at United States retail giant Walmart and technology company Mircosoft.
Roberts was among a long line of tech veterans who jumped to Web3 over the last few years, including Google’s former vice president Surojit Chatterjee, who became Coinbase’s chief p
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