Marc Merrill is the President and CMO of Riot Games.
Prior to co-founding Riot, Marc worked as a corporate marketing executive at the Business-to-Business media firm Advanstar Communications. Marc also held roles in finance at Merrill Lynch and US Bancorp.
The champion Tryndamere is named after him, and Ashe after his wife Ashley.
The name "Tryndamere" is the changed name from Merrill's Everquest Character.