Our Vision

To empower law firms with the ultimate, fully-integrated legal practice success platform imbued with these guiding principles:

  • Individuals and organizations EXCEL when equipped with the RIGHT TOOLS
  • What isn’t MEASURED cannot be IMPROVED
  • It is impossible to achieve SCALE without a SYSTEMATIC APPROACH

Our Mission

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.

The Power of One

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.

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Fred Cohen

Founder & CEO

Fred J. Cohen, Founder & CEO

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.

Our Leadership Team

Headshot of team member, Raphael Lopez

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.

Raphael Lopez

VP, Product

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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.

Victoria Silecchia

VP, Marketing & Partnerships

Headshot of VP of Sales, Donnamarie Striano

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. 

Donnamarie Striano

VP, Sales

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As VP of Client Success, Daniela works with our onboarding, support and development teams to ensure all firms are equipped for success with personalized training and ongoing white-glove support. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Master of Science in Organizational Management.

Daniela Brown

VP, Client Success

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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.

Ann Maleady

VP, Client Onboarding

Headshot of team member, Ronen Shahkoohi

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.

Ronen Shahkoohi

VP, Operations

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.

Daniel Kapuscinski 

Data Operations Manager

Leading the Way in Innovation and Client Success

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.

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Veysel Zandli

Senior Engineer

Kunal Patel

Client Success Advisor

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Elaine Allen

Account Executive

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Chloe Zhou

Bookkeeper

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