Cory Johnson, who joined Ripple Labs on March 9th, 2018 as the company’s chief market strategist, has reportedly left his role at the San Francisco-based fintech firm. Although it’s currently not clear why Johnson has parted ways with Ripple, it appears this his role was eliminated by the company. While working for Ripple Labs, Johnson had primarily acted as a spokesperson for the firm. Commenting on Johnson’s involvement with Ripple as a market strategist, a representative from the company said: "Cory’s last year at Ripple was a success in representing the company to investors, press and regulators. Cory helped Ripple with strategy internally and overall industry education. But due to changes in market conditions, we’ve chosen to eliminate the role of Chief Market Strategist."