Marc Boiron

Marc Boiron is the CEO of , a solution of . [1]

Early Life and Education

Boiron holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Entrepreneurship from Middle Tennessee State University, where he was part of the Varsity Men’s Tennis Team. After graduation, he pursued a dual-degree program in JD/MBA with a specialization in Finance between 2008 and 2012 at Penn State Law. He was a volunteer at the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and Managing Director at Nittany Lion Fund. He was also part of the Beta Gamma Sigma Society and Woolsack Honor Society. [2]


During his studies at Penn State, Boiron worked as a research assistant at the Penn State Center for the Study of Mergers & Acquisitions. He conducted research and authored a 120-page chapter for Professor Samuel Thompson's treatise on mergers and acquisitions. This chapter provided a guide for drafting joint venture agreements within limited liability companies or limited partnerships, along with a section covering antitrust and federal income tax aspects of joint ventures. They also researched and revised a submission to the Federal Trade Commission (F.T.C.) regarding amendments to Horizontal Merger Guidelines. [3]

In 2010 he worked as a summer intern at Morgen, Evan and Company. His responsibilities included conducting financial analyses for technology companies involved in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, pitching sell-side deals to private equity firms, and managing the distribution of weekly newsletters covering topics. [3]

His legal experience includes working at Ricards, Layton and Finger for four years, where he initially held the position of law clerk and afterwards of a corporate associate. He was also an adjunct professor of law at Chapman University, for the Practice Foundations course. [3]

Boiron held the position of Partner in the area of Blockchain and Securities at FisherBroyles and Manatt, Phelps, and Philips, where he advised technology companies on issues related to , encompassing token distribution and laws, among others. He also provided guidance to startups regarding both conventional financing methods and crowdfunding. [3][4]

When I was outside council I basically worked kind of as outside general counsel for most companies. So companies would come and they'd say “you know, here's what I want to do”, and it would always have to do with crypto in one way or another. - Marc Boiron on an podcast [7]


In February 2021, Boiron became the Chief Legal Officer of , a decentralized exchange backed by , , and . He held his position for nearly two years, where he would advise on regulations and legal issues. [3]


In August 2022, he started his position as Chief Legal Officer at Labs, and a year later, he became the Chief Executive Officer. After the reshuffle of executives, Polygon co-founder became the executive chairman of Polygon Labs, and Ryan Wyatt, the previous President, transitioned into an advisory role. [5][6][9]

During an interview, Boiron revealed his interest in two chains, and . He added that Ethereum was the reason why he started being active in the space, as it offers possibilities that Bitcoin cannot. He sees that all chains will end up with the same clogging issue as Ethereum, and considers Polygon as the scaling solution that will solve this problem. [8]

For me, it's like go build go go work at the place where you are going to see some real scaling happen, and I think for me that's why I got super interested in Polygon. - Boiron during an interview [8]

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