Shan-Lyn and Nobu

turned planning your wedding into part of the celebration.

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Shan‑Lyn Ma

Co-Founder & CEO

Shan-Lyn Ma is CEO and Co-Founder of Zola, the wedding company reinventing the planning and registry experience by combining compassionate customer service with modern tools and technology. Before starting Zola, Shan-Lyn was Chief Product Officer of Chloe + Isabel; Gilt Groupe’s first Product Lead; and Creator and GM of Gilt Taste, the brand’s food and wine division.

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Nobu Nakaguchi

Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer

Nobu Nakaguchi is the Chief Design Officer and Co-Founder of, responsible for Zola's user experience and product development. Before Zola he was SeniorDirector of User Experience at Gilt Groupe. He has implemented design/product strategies and solutions for clients such as,, Jetsetter, HopStop and a variety of New York-based start-ups.

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