Shan-Lyn Ma

Shan-Lyn Ma is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zola. Launched in October 2013, Zola (www.zola.com) is an online wedding registry for millennials. In just three years, Zola has become the fastest growing wedding registry in the country. Over 7 million guests have attended a Zola wedding and $350 million in gifts have been added by Zola couples. 

Before starting her own company, Shan-Lyn was the Chief Product Officer of Chloe + Isabel. Prior to that, in 2008, Shan-Lyn joined Gilt Groupe as the first Product Lead tasked with defining and evolving the core Gilt.com experience. During her time as Product Director she led key new business launches and led Gilt’s successful foray into mobile – managing apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android and mobile web.  At Gilt, she was also the Creator and General Manager of Gilt Taste, Gilt’s entrance into the food and wine arena. Prior to Gilt, Shan-Lyn held Product and Marketing roles at Yahoo! 

Shan-Lyn holds a BCommerce with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and an MBA from Stanford University.