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Marco Mereu, co-founder of gaming and lifestyle brand XSET, has officially announced that he is leaving the company in August this year.
XSET was founded just over two years ago by Marco Mereu along with former Executive members of FaZe Clan Greg Selkoe, Wil Eddins and Clinton Sparks. The organization quickly grew into a well-known brand within the North American ecosystem with a total of almost 800,000 followers across its social media platforms on Twitter, TikTok and Instagram.
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In addition to being one of the co-founders, Mereu also served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) during his two-year tenure with the organization. His role included overseeing day-to-day operations as well as leading the company and its 10 competitive teams in finance and budgeting, but also in general leadership.
Mereu’s departure appears to have happened around the same time that XSET announced changes to its management structure. To do this, the organization appointed co-owner Erin Ashley Simon as the new Chief Culture Officer (CCO) and Steve Birkhold as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), replacing Mereu. XSET also raised $15 million (~£12.5 million) in funding prior to the reorganization. At the time, the organization said the funds would be invested in new leadership talent, as well as in its marketing and content creation departments.
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In a public statement he released, Mereu was positive about his time with the organization: “I’m proud of the work we’ve done and the success of our many talented esports teams and creators who make the brand so special make. XSET was a labor of love and I wish them the best in the future.”
He also had a message for fans: “Thank you for your support from day one and for the constant replay of the set. I appreciate the support for our organization, players and teams and hope you will continue to support XSET in their future endeavors.”
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