To empower law firms with the ultimate, fully-integrated legal practice success platform imbued with these guiding principles:
We’re on a mission to bring the power of a 360-degree, integrated practice management system to law firms, freeing them from wrestling with a hairball of external applications and enabling them to be more efficient, agile and profitable. Founded by technology entrepreneur and attorney Fred Cohen, Zola is designed to supercharge law firm operations with an unprecedented level of capabilities, using desktop and mobile interfaces that are intuitive, fast and engaging.
Zola enforces organization, streamlines workflow and facilitates collaboration by incorporating best-in-class case management capabilities, a powerful accounting system and a fully integrated email client in a single synergistic application.
Fred is the founder and Chief Executive Officer at Zola Media. In addition to his duties as CEO, he is the chief product architect of Zola Suite where he is focused on developing state of the art technology to enable law firms to massively scale their operations. He has been a leader, product visionary, and innovator in the legal technology space for over 10 years. In that role he is the inventor of 2 patents with the USPTO. Fred has led the company from its founding to becoming one of the fastest growing businesses in the U.S. two years in a row as recognized by Inc Magazine. He is also a former practicing attorney as a partner at a New York Trusts & Estates firm. His interests include anthropology, tennis, art, user experience design and business process optimization.
Fred holds both an Economics and a Political Science degree from Queens College of the City University of New York and a JD from Hofstra University School of Law.
Behind every great platform is a group of talented and dedicated professionals. Zola Suite is no exception.
Our success and, more importantly, our clients’ success, is fueled by a diverse group of passionate individuals with a shared goal — delivering state-of-the-art technology that empowers law firms to be more efficient, collaborative and profitable.
Every month, we feature a few of these team members so you have the opportunity to get to know the true heart of Zola.
Raphael is our VP of Product at Zola Suite. He works alongside our brilliant developers and monitors all aspects of Zola Suite. He has been a part of the Zola team since 2016 and is currently a Computer and Information Sciences major at The State University at Old Westbury. In his free time, he likes to develop software.
With experience working in a startup, nonprofit and large corporation, Victoria brings a diverse skill set to the Zola Media team. Her history with Zola Media is a long one: Victoria was one of Zola Creative’s first employees, joining the company over ten years ago. In 2015, she took a short hiatus from Zola Media, but missing the talented team, incredible clients and the company’s commitment to innovation, she couldn’t stay away for long. She rejoined the Zola Media team in 2019 as the VP of Marketing & Partnerships. Victoria is a proud alumna of Smith College and is actively involved in a number of local nonprofits dedicated to animal rescue and welfare.
For the past decade, Donnamarie has been an instrumental member of team Zola. Coming on board first as an account executive, Donna was one of the core team members who brought Zola Suite to market. Today, she leads the sales team and works closely with enterprise clients across the United States.
Ann is Zola’s VP of Client Onboarding. She previously held positions at Zola as VP of Client Success in both Zola Creative and Zola Suite. She works closely with our development and training teams to ensure smooth transitions to Zola Suite. A seasoned manager, Ann brings over 15 years of service and software experience to Zola. Prior to Zola, Ann managed Services and Operations at Endai, a digital agency in NYC; previously, Ann also held management positions at The Direct Marketing Idea Exchange (DMIX) and FCB Direct Worldwide. Ann holds an MBA in Marketing from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
A long-time member of the Zola Media family, Ronen first started as a summer intern with Zola Media nearly a decade ago. Over the years, he has worn many different hats and has been a valuable member of Zola’s IT, Human Resources, Product and Accounting teams. His diverse experience and meticulous attention to detail make him well equipped to implement new processes and systems as the VP of Operations at Zola Media. Ronen holds a BA in accounting and is passionate about leveraging technology to foster collaboration and maximize efficiency.
Naman has been a part of the Zola Suite team for the past seven years. He leads the Engineering team and focuses on keeping the platform stable, safe and modern. He finished his Master’s in Computer Science from New York University. He likes to attend tech seminars and read autobiographies in his free time.
As Director of Implementation and Training, Amy works closely with Zola’s Client Success and Migration teams to ensure firms receive all the tools and documentation they need to succeed now and in the future. Amy joins Zola Suite after years of working as a paralegal, and legal software consultant for litigation firms of varying sizes. She received her BA in Justice Studies and Paralegal Certificate from Montclair State University in 2008. Amy is also the Co-Chair of the NJ chapter of The Women in Technology (WIT) Network and volunteers on the board for New Hope Village 4 Veterans, a non-profit that helps get homeless veterans housing and auxiliary resources. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and playing with her 3-year-old Catahoula rescue and newborn daughter Sophia.
As Director of Enterprise Support, Eileen works closely with Zola’s Development and Client Success teams to provide our clients with exceptional training and support. With extensive knowledge of legal operations, she is dedicated to helping firms leverage Zola Suite to increase efficiency across their unique workflows. Eileen graduated from CUNY Hunter College in 2009 with a BA in Media Studies. She has extensive client service experience across multiple industries, including television post-production and the nonprofit sector where she worked in Visitor Services at the Long Island Children’s Museum for over seven years.
Daniel came to Zola with over ten years of experience in various technology and data-related roles. He has a diverse background in a variety of industries including staffing, human resources, and cable and communications. Most recently, Daniel worked in the education technology space as Senior Manager of Technical Services at Frontline Education. His passion lies in helping clients achieve their goals through better data management, on-boarding and integration. Daniel holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Binghamton University and an MBA from Baruch College.
Shaina comes to Zola as the Director of Talent. She comes from a strong background of recruiting for all levels of talent. Shaina has worked with placing professionals in startups to Fortune 500 organizations for over 8 years. She has a strong passion for helping professionals excel in their career along with bringing talent to organizations. She has known of Zola for many years and is excited to bring her experience internally to Zola.