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To ensure that LegalZoom continues to grow and innovate, it has assembled an outstanding senior management team, including experienced attorneys and business leaders.

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John Suh
John Suh
Chief Executive Officer
John Suh has served as our Chief Executive Officer since February 2007 and as a member of our board of directors since February 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 and 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. Mr. Suh was selected to serve on our board of directors due to the perspective and experience he brings as our Chief Executive Officer and his extensive background in the Internet industry.
Frank Monestere
Frank Monestere
President & COO
Frank Monestere has served as our Chief Operating Officer since September 2002 and as our President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2005. Before joining LegalZoom, Mr. Monestere was a management consultant from 2000 to 2002, and assisted clients in executing technology-focused business initiatives for clients such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Before that, he served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer in the 82nd Airborne Division from 1991 to 1995 and as a Special Forces Officer from 1995 to 1998 with deployments to Bosnia and Sub-Saharan Africa. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of Special Forces Association, a non-profit organization. Mr. Monestere graduated with a B.S. in International Relations from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he focused on operations strategy and management.
Edward Hartman
Edward Hartman
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
Edward Hartman is one of our Co-founders and has served in several key roles since 2000, most recently as Chief Product Officer. Prior to LegalZoom, Mr. Hartman was the Chief Technology Officer at TROON, LTD, later acquired by Xceed International. Mr. Hartman was a creator of two web-based applications, MajorFind and Megaphone. He sat on the board of the Project Management Institute (Los Angeles Chapter) and is a current board member of the Brent Shapiro Foundation. Mr. Hartman received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Anthropology from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Program for Executives in San Francisco, California, where he was designated a Palmer Scholar. He is a member of the California Bar.
Chas Rampenthal
Chas Rampenthal
General Counsel
Chas Rampenthal has served as our General Counsel since October 2003 and as our Corporate Secretary since February 2007. Before joining LegalZoom, Mr. Rampenthal was a partner at Belanger and Rampenthal, LLC from October 2002 to October 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Rampenthal was an associate at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP of Boston, Massachusetts and the Los Angeles office of Thelen Reid & Priest LLP. Mr. Rampenthal also served as an officer and aviator in the United States Navy. Mr. Rampenthal 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
Chief Marketing Officer

Laura Goldberg has served as LegalZoom’s Chief Marketing Officer since March of 2014. Before LegalZoom, Ms. Goldberg spent almost 15 years working in the consumer Internet with a focus on product and marketing for ecommerce companies.  Most recently she was the VP of Product at ScoreBig, an online ticketing start-up.  Prior to ScoreBig Ms. Goldberg was the General Manager of NFL online, overseeing the NFL’s online properties.  Prior to the NFL, Ms Goldberg served as COO of Napster, one of the first digital music streaming services.  Ms. Goldberg earned a B.S. in Industrial Management with honors from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.  Ms. Goldberg is on the board of directors of Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles.

Peter Oey
Chief Financial Officer

Peter Oey joined LegalZoom in December 2014 as Chief Financial Officer.  Peter comes to LegalZoom from, a consumer internet business where he served as their Chief Financial Officer from 2012 to 2014. At Peter was responsible for corporate & financial strategy, accounting, reporting, treasury, tax, risk management, investor relations, and customer care. Prior to Peter had spent over 12 years with Activision Blizzard, the world’s leading publisher of interactive entertainment software, where he was VP, Corporate Controller and had responsibility for the Company’s global Accounting & Reporting functions, financial global processes, studio & royalty finance and the Company’s financial systems and architecture. Prior to being Activision Blizzard’s Corporate Controller, Peter was based in London as the Head of Finance for Activision Europe, and prior to that, based in Sydney as Head of Finance for Activision Asia Pacific.

Peter 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.