Leadership

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Management Team

John Suh
John Suh
Chief Executive Officer
John Suh has served as our Chief Executive Officer since 2007 and as a member of our board of directors since 2005. Prior to LegalZoom, Mr. Suh was Chief Executive Officer of StudioDirect, the Internet division of a global supply chain company, Li and Fung. Prior to StudioDirect, Mr. Suh co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Castling Group, helping offline companies create their Internet divisions and launching category leaders such as jcrew.com and hifi.com. Mr. Suh received a B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Public Policy from Harvard College and received his M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School, graduating as a George F. Baker Scholar.
Frank Monestere
Frank Monestere
President and Chief Operating Officer
Frank Monestere has been our COO since 2002 and our President since 2005. Before LegalZoom, Frank was a management consultant, assisting clients like Comcast and Time Warner Cable on technology-focused initiatives. He served in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne and as a Special Forces Officer with deployments to Bosnia and Sub-Saharan Africa. He is also on the Board of Advisors of the non-profit Special Forces Association. Frank graduated with a B.S. in International Relations from West Point and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Chas Rampenthal
Chas Rampenthal
General Counsel
Chas Rampenthal has served as our General Counsel since 2003 and as our Corporate Secretary since 2007. Before joining LegalZoom, Chas was a partner at Belanger and Rampenthal, LLC, and an associate at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP and at Thelen Reid & Priest LLP. He also served as an officer and aviator in the United States Navy. Chas received his B.S. in Economics and Math Studies from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.
Laura Goldberg
Laura Goldberg
Chief Marketing Officer

Laura Goldberg has served as LegalZoom’s Chief Marketing Officer since 2014. Before LegalZoom, Laura spent almost 15 years working on product and marketing for ecommerce companies. She was VP of Product at ScoreBig, General Manager of NFL Online, and COO of Napster, one of the first digital music streaming services. She earned a B.S. in Industrial Management with honors from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.  Laura is on the board of directors of Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles.

Peter Oey
Peter Oey
Chief Financial Officer

Peter Oey joined LegalZoom in 2014 as Chief Financial Officer.  Peter comes from MyLife.com, a consumer Internet business where he served as CFO from 2012 to 2014. Prior to MyLife.com, Peter had spent over 12 years with Activision Blizzard as their VP, Corporate Controller. He also worked as Head of Finance for Activision Europe and for Activision Asia Pacific. He began his career in public accounting and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney, Australia and is a licensed CPA registered in Australia.

Sham Telang
Sham Telang
Chief Technology Officer

Sham Telang has served as our CTO since 2015. Before joining LegalZoom, he was Executive Vice President and CTO at Experian Consumer Services, Vice President of Enterprise Applications at Option One Mortgage, Vice President and CTO at Octane Market Ventures, and Director of Technology at Electronic Data Systems. He earned an M.S. in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Engineering from Bangalore University in India. He is a strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity and charities that work to alleviate poverty.

Craig Holt
Global Chief Product Officer

Craig Holt has served as our Global Chief Product Officer since February 2017 and the CEO of the parent company of our UK group since November 2014. Prior to LegalZoom, Craig was the founder and CEO of QualitySolicitors, a 300 branch law firm franchise in the UK. He is a member of the UK bar and practiced as a barrister between 2001 and 2008. He has a law degree from Oxford University.

Board of Directors

Jeff Stibel
Jeff Stibel

Jeff Stibel is a partner of Bryant Stibel & Company, an investment and strategic advisory platform. Mr. Stibel was previously President & CEO of Web.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWWW) and The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation, and served as D&B’s (NYSE: DNB) Vice Chairman. He also sits on the boards of a number of private and public companies. Mr. Stibel is a USA Today columnist and author of The New York Times bestseller Breakpoint (Macmillan) and Wired for Thought (Harvard Business Press). He holds his bachelor’s degree in psychology, philosophy, and cognitive science from Tufts University, and a master’s from Brown University, where he was the recipient of a Brain and Behavior Fellowship while studying for a PhD. Mr. Stibel also received an honorary doctorate from Pepperdine University.

John Suh
John Suh
John Suh has served as our Chief Executive Officer since 2007 and as a member of our board of directors since 2005. Prior to LegalZoom, Mr. Suh was Chief Executive Officer of StudioDirect, the Internet division of a global supply chain company, Li and Fung. Prior to StudioDirect, Mr. Suh co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Castling Group, helping offline companies create their Internet divisions and launching category leaders such as jcrew.com and hifi.com. Mr. Suh received a B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Public Policy from Harvard College and received his M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School, graduating as a George F. Baker Scholar.
Dipan Patel
Dipan Patel

Dipan Patel is a Partner at Permira, a leading global private equity firm. Based in London, Mr. Patel focuses on investment opportunities in the technology, media and telecom sectors. Mr. Patel has guided a number of transactions including Ancestry, WeddingWire, Informatica, Renaissance Learning and LegalZoom. He previously worked for Gores Group, a special situations private equity fund, and Lehman Brothers as an associate in the Communications and Media Practice. Mr. Patel holds a degree in Economics from Cambridge University.

Brian Ruder
Brian Ruder

Brian Ruder is a Partner at Permira, a leading global private equity firm. As Head of its Menlo Park office and Co-Head of the Technology sector, Mr. Ruder has worked on several transactions including Ancestry, Genesys, Informatica, LegalZoom, Magento, Metalogix, Renaissance Learning and TeamViewer.  Prior to joining Permira in 2008, he was partner at Francisco Partners, where he covered investments in the Software and Services sector. Mr. Ruder has also worked for Hellman & Friedman and in corporate finance for Morgan Stanley. He earned a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Rob Singer
Rob Singer

Rob Singer is the Chief Marketing Officer at Habit, LLC, a personalized nutrition company. Prior to joining Habit, Mr. Singer held Chief Marketing Officer positions at the music app provider Smule and at Ancestry, the world's leading family history and consumer genomics company. He previously held senior-level marketing and analytics roles at Bank of the West, StubHub, Charles Schwab, and others. Mr. Singer has a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Statistics from James Madison University.

David Yuan
David Yuan

David Yuan is a General Partner at TCV, which he joined in 2005. He currently serves on the boards of Avetta, CCC Information Services, Klook, SiteMinder, and The Pracuj Group. Prior to joining TCV, Mr. Yuan managed investments at J.P. Morgan Partners and was also one of the first employees at 1stUp, an ISP, which was later sold to CMGi. Mr. Yuan began his career as a management consultant with Bain & Company. Mr. Yuan graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics, and holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Neil Tolaney
Neil Tolaney

Neil Tolaney is a Principal with Francisco Partners. Based in San Francisco, Mr. Tolaney focuses on investment opportunities in the consumer internet sector. He has guided a number of transactions at Francisco Partners, including R2Net/JamesAllen.com and Pet Circle. Mr. Tolaney holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yale University.

Dipanjan (DJ) Deb
Dipanjan (DJ) Deb

Dipanjan (DJ) Deb is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Francisco Partners, one of the leading technology focused private equity firms in the world. Prior to founding Francisco Partners, Mr. Deb was a principal with TPG Capital. He also worked as the Director of Semiconductor Banking at Robertson, Stephens & Company and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Deb currently serves on the boards of Bomgar Corporation, GoodRx, Inc., Plex Systems, Inc., Quest Software Inc., SonicWall Inc. and Verifone, Inc. He formerly served on the board of directors of AMI Semiconductor, Inc., Barracuda Networks, Inc., CBA Group, Inc., Cross Match Technologies, Inc., Corsair Components Inc., Ichor Holdings, Ltd., Legerity Inc., MagnaChip Semiconductor Inc., Metrologic Instruments, Inc., NPTest, Inc./Credence Systems Corp., Numonyx, Inc., SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc., Conexant, Inc., GlobespanVirata, Inc. and ON Semiconductor Corp. Mr. Deb has an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Regents Scholar.

Khai Ha
Khai Ha

Khai Ha is a Partner of GPI Capital and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Ha joined GPI from BTG Pactual where he was a Portfolio Manager of the BTG Pactual Global Partnership Investing fund. Earlier in his career, he spent six years at Ontario Teachers’ Relationship Investing group, where he deployed capital originating, structuring and executing on large scale, partnership driven minority investments in both public and private companies. Additionally, Mr. Ha worked in a multi-strategy group at Moore Capital and was an analyst at Epic Capital covering long/short equity opportunities. He started his career in M&A/investment banking at Merrill Lynch and BMO. Mr. Ha holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a CFA charterholder.

Legal Advisory Board

Howard Miller
Howard Miller
From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Miller served as President of the State Bar of California, during which time he worked to expand access to the justice system for the underserved. Mr. Miller is a partner at Girardi | Keese and has been listed annually as a "Southern California Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine since 2004. He has been named among the 500 leading litigators in America, was president of the L.A. chapter of the American Jewish Committee, and was a law professor at the University of Southern California. He has been president of the Los Angeles Board of Education, was executive editor of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, and currently hosts a radio program, "Champions of Justice," with his law partner Thomas Girardi.
Professor Gillian Hadfield
Professor Gillian Hadfield

Gillian Hadfield is the Richard L. and Antoinette Schamoi Kirtland Professor of Law and Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and co-director of its Center in Law, Economics and Organization. Her research focuses on legal design in market democracies: how the markets for law, lawyers, and dispute resolution affect the price and quality of legal services and also the innovation of those services. She has published numerous articles and papers and has been recipient of numerous fellowships, grants, honors and awards throughout her career. Professor Hadfield holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a Ph.D. in Economics with Distinction from Stanford University. 

Richard G. "Casey" Hoffman
Richard G. "Casey" Hoffman

With over 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Hoffman is a seasoned lawyer, entrepreneur, and government-sector executive. He currently leads Hoffman Law – a law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services and building productive long-term relationships with businesses and individuals.  He is a past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association.  Casey also has significant public sector executive with experience at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the Texas Attorney General.

Bruce Lehman
Bruce Lehman

Bruce Lehman is best known as the United States Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Commissioner of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a position he held from 1993 through 1998.  Since leaving the USPTO, Mr. Lehman founded the International Intellectual Property Institute, a non-profit dedicated to increasing understanding of the use of intellectual property as a tool for economic growth. Mr. Lehman has served as legal counsel in the drafting of the 1976 Copyright Act, the 1980 Computer Software Amendments, and 1982 amendments to the Patent Laws. In 2006, he was one of 23 initial inductees to the International IP Hall of Fame.

Robert M. McKenna
Robert M. McKenna

Robert McKenna is co-head of Orrick’s Public Policy Group.  He served two terms as Attorney General of Washington, successfully argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and negotiated three of the largest consumer financial protection settlements in national history. He is a recognized leader in the development of data protection and privacy regulation. He has been President of the National Association of Attorneys Generals and was recipient of the NAAG Kelley-Wyman Award for Outstanding Attorney General. He has held numerous community leadership positions with public school and college foundations, domestic violence prevention organizations, and leadership development groups.

David M. Schizer
David M. Schizer

David Schizer is the fourteenth dean of the Columbia Law School. Dean Schizer is also the Harvey R. Miller Professor of Law and Economics, and has previously been the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law and the Wilbur H. Friedman Professor of Tax Law. Dean Schizer is one of the nation’s leading experts in tax law, and has written more than 27 books and articles on taxation and governance. He has served on the Tax Club, the Tax Forum, and the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section. He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the 1994–95 term. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned his B.A., M.A., and J.D.

Hon. Dickran Tevrizian (Ret.)
Hon. Dickran Tevrizian (Ret.)

Judge Tevrizian has been the recipient of numerous awards and has been widely recognized as a great judge and a kind human being. Over his 41-year legal career, he served 31 years on federal and state trial courts, including 21 years on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. As a judge, he resolved roughly 10,000 cases.  He has been recipient of the Maynard Toll Award for service to the underprivileged and recognized as Trial Jurist of the Year, Trial Judge of the Year, and Best Lawyer.  He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Armenian General Benevolent Union, Glendale Memorial Hospital Foundation, Armenian Eye Care Project, and Exceptional Children’s Foundation.

Ralph Baxter

Ralph Baxter is an experienced writer, speaker, and advisor on the evolving legal profession. After leading a prominent global law firm for a quarter century, he has turned his attention to being a catalyst for progress in the way legal service is delivered. Senior Advisor to Thomson Reuters Legal, and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute, he collaborates with law firms, legal technology companies, and corporate law departments on their strategies and execution. Mr. Baxter is Senior Advisor and member of the Advisory Board of the Stanford Law School Center on the Legal Profession, Fellow and Senior Advisor to CodeX, the Stanford University Center for Law and Informatics, and member of the Advisory Board of the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession.