Merci Victoria Grace is a product leader who specializes in growth, engagement, and design. After graduating with a degree in fiction writing from the University of Southern California, she founded a venture-backed social games company, GameLayers. Her first game, PMOG: The Nethernet, was nominated for MMO of the Year in 2009 but lost to World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade.
Merci focused on engagement and paid conversion at Couchsurfing and Gigwalk before joining the workplace collaboration company Slack in early 2015. While at Slack, she ran their Growth team as a Director of Product and took the company from 500k DAU to 5M+ DAU before leaving in late 2017.
She founded the Women in Product community in 2015. In her spare time, she mentors women and people of color, hikes with her dog Pixels, and writes stories.