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John Suh
John Suh
Chief Executive Officer
John Suh has served as our CEO since 2007 and as a member of our board since 2005. Prior to LegalZoom, John was CEO of StudioDirect, the Internet division of a global supply chain company, Li and Fung. John also co-founded and served as CEO of Castling Group, helping to launch category leaders such as jcrew.com and hifi.com. He 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.
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.
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, most recently as Chief Product Officer. Edward was the Chief Technology Officer at TROON, a creator of the web apps MajorFind and Megaphone, and a board member for the Project Management Institute. He is currently on the board of the Brent Shapiro Foundation. He 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, He is a member of the California Bar.
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.