Shan-Lyn Ma

Co-Founder & CEO


Shan-Lyn Ma is CEO and Co-Founder of Zola, the wedding company reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience by combining compassionate customer service with smart tools and technology. Zola launched in 2013. Since then, Zola has achieved explosive growth, and has supported over 1 million couples on their journey from engagement to wedding and newlywed life. The company’s suite of tools includes: the premier all-in-one wedding registry, free wedding websites, beautiful save the dates and wedding invitations and a wedding boutique where couples can find everything they need for the day of their wedding. Zola is the only company where couples can plan their entire wedding all in one place. The company was recently named one of the Wall Street Journal’s Top 25 Tech Companies To Watch and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies. 

Before starting her company, Shan was Chief Product Officer of Chloe + Isabel. Prior to that, Shan was Gilt Groupe’s first Product Lead where she led key new business launches, including their successful foray into mobile.  Additionally, she was Creator and General Manager of Gilt Taste, the brand’s food and wine division. Before her time at Gilt, Shan held product and marketing roles at Yahoo!. She holds a degree in BCommerce with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and an MBA from Stanford University.