- Polygon Labs has revamped its executive structure.
- As part of recent changes, it has created the role of Chief Executive Officer.
- This article takes a deep dive into the CEO’s background.
With Polygon Labs President Ryan Wyatt stepping down at the end of July to take up an advisory role, Chief Legal Officer Marc Boiron is set to step up, but not as president. Boiron will notably be occupying the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer just 11 months after joining the firm.
In this article, we look at Boiron’s background and the responsibilities of his new role.
Who Is Marc Boiron?
Boiron holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Middle Tennessee State University and a Juris Doctor and master’s in business administration with a focus on Finance from Penn State Law, per his LinkedIn.
Boasting about 13 years of work experience, the Polygon Labs CEO has worked for several reputable law firms, including Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, where he advised several companies on blockchain technology and securities.
Before joining Polygon in August 2022, Boiron notably served nearly two years as Chief Legal Officer for dYdX.
As Polygon Labs CEO, Boiron is expected to lead the firm’s engineering and business teams while reporting directly to the founders.
Sandeep Nailwal, one of Polygon’s founders, described Boiron as “a highly regarded Web3 veteran and innovator with a super deep understanding of Web3 tech.”
As part of the recent reorganization, Naiwal is notably assuming the role of executive chairman. He noted that he would be working closely with the new CEO to shape day-to-day activities at the firm.
On the Flipside
- The SEC labeled Polygon’s MATIC as an unregistered security in lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase.
- Polygon Labs laid off 20% of its staff in February.
Why This Matters
Polygon Labs is the primary developer of the Polygon network. Boiron’s leadership could significantly affect the direction the network takes in the future.
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