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LegalZoom Grows Leadership Team with Appointment of New Chief Product Officer and Chief People Officer

November 21, 2019 GMT

GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 21, 2019--

LegalZoom, the leading brand in legal and business solutions for small businesses, individuals, and families, announced the appointment of Rich Preece and Anna Meyer to Chief Product Officer and Chief People Officer respectively. The two key hires come at a time of renewed company emphasis on developing innovative products and investing in people, and bring to the organization the expertise necessary to lead LegalZoom during this time of growth. As part of its commitment to product innovation, LegalZoom will be opening an office in the San Francisco Bay area, where Meyer and Preece’s deep experience will be instrumental in spearheading development efforts.

“We are embarking on a significant growth phase, and I’m delighted to welcome these two highly capable and accomplished leaders with proven track records of building consumer and small business teams and platforms,” said Dan Wernikoff, CEO of LegalZoom. “As we explore new ways to help families and small businesses with their legal needs, I know Anna and Rich are ideally suited to design and implement strategies that will heighten our product development capabilities, help our employees thrive, and further expand our market reach.”

Rich Preece joins LegalZoom after a 17-year tenure at Intuit, most recently as Senior Vice President and Head of Customer Success for the Small Business and Self-employed group, where he was responsible for developing integrated product and marketing strategies and distribution, including an innovative new service called QuickBooks Live. Rich was accountable for more than $3B in annual revenue, as the US Country Leader for QuickBooks, and he has also previously led the Accountant Segment for QuickBooks, both in the US and across international markets. Prior roles include Vice President and Global Accountant Segment Leader, and Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). During his tenure at Intuit, Rich was recognized as one of Intuit’s top innovation leaders, with global success scaling priority markets and creating demand while establishing rapid early growth in new geographies. A 3-time winner of the prestigious Scott Cook innovation award, Rich holds 4 US patents.

“I’m excited to join the team and lead our product organization to deliver innovative products and services that deliver simple solutions for our customers,” said Rich Preece, Chief Product Officer of LegalZoom. “We’re uniquely positioned to build on our momentum, and provide truly empowering, thoughtful solutions to families and small businesses that need legal help.”

Anna Meyer joins LegalZoom from AppDirect, where she served as Global Head of People. In that role, Anna was responsible for developing and maintaining an engaged, talented workforce, and building a strong culture reflective of company values. Prior to AppDirect, Anna has held of variety of People leadership roles in companies such as Intuit, GE and SmartThings. She has a demonstrated track record of building highly engaged teams, driving transformational change and coaching employees and leaders at all levels to help them be the best they can be.

“I am honored to join the team, and am excited about the great opportunity ahead,” said Meyer, Chief People Officer of LegalZoom. “I look forward to collaborating across the organization to enhance our employee experience, and support our continued growth by enabling us to attract, retain, and develop great people.”

About LegalZoom

LegalZoom is a trusted online platform that provides legal and business services to individuals, families, and small businesses. LegalZoom empowers millions of people to grow their business, care for their families, and protect their ideas. LegalZoom services customers in the US and the UK and is now over 1,200 employees strong.

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