Zero

Leadership Team

ZERO’s team consists of more than 40 professionals with combined experience of more than one million hours of designing and developing effective and high-performing applications. ZERO’s team has a unique combination of expertise in mobile and desktop applications development, security, and machine learning and natural language processing for the legal industry.

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Alex Babin
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Alex is ZERO’s co-founder and CEO, responsible for everything from strategy to finance to relationships with major customers and partners. Alex has a degree in Applied Communications. ZERO is his second startup.

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Trevor Bell
CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER

As ZERO’s Chief Customer Officer, Trevor is responsible for the entire journey for each customer, ensuring a single vision across all methods of customer contact. Over his 20+-year career, he has had the unique opportunity of working in many different roles, including as an accountant, technology specialist, business transformation specialist, project manager, people manager, organization leader, and consultant. He also has a passion for supporting his community and those he interacts with and is a Fire Fighter with his home municipality.

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Alexander Volkov
CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

As ZERO’s co-founder and Chief Product Officer, he is responsible for ZERO’s day-to-day operations, as well as acting as the liaison between the engineering team, the management team, and our customers. Alex has over a decade of technical experience in Silicon Valley for clients and companies including Adobe, R2, Jamcracker, and others.

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Gevorg Karapetyan
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

As ZERO’s co-founder and CTO, Gevorg leads our long-term technology vision and is responsible for the direction, coordination, and delivery of technology. Gevorg holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and has more than 10 years of experience in developing intelligent automation systems.

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Chris Ford
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

As ZERO’s Chief Marketing Officer, Chris is responsible for overall marketing strategy, brand management, and lead generation initiatives. Chris brings over 15 years of experience in marketing, business development and strategic leadership expertise, featuring international experience in the legal market with LexisNexis and Axiom.

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Eelco van Maaren
CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

Eelco brings more than 15 years of executive leadership, enterprise partnerships, and business development to his role as Chief Revenue Officer for ZERO. As CRO for ZERO, Eelco drives go-to-market strategy and leads the Sales and Marketing teams in their mission to help workers transform their lives through productivity automation. Prior to ZERO, Eelco held critical leadership positions at Salesforce and Cisco Systems, where he managed large, multinational teams responsible for revenue and drove enterprise sales strategy. In 2019, he founded Ohana to help entrepreneurs with startup GTM and growth modelling. Eelco is deeply committed to helping better the world for future generations and is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. He is a HES Amsterdam School of Business alum and furthered his education at Stanford and London School of Business. He moved from the Netherlands to the Bay Area in 2015, where he currently lives with his wife and two children. 

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Kevin Podd
HEAD OF SALES

Kevin is responsible for leading the new client acquisition process. After starting as a trial lawyer, Kevin has 20+ years experience leading sales teams in organizations large (LexisNexis) and small (Mitratech, Innovative Interfaces, Exterro) where he drives transformation of the client relationship from ‘customer’ to ‘life-long strategic partner’.

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Joey Perez
VICE PRESIDENT – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

As Vice President of Business Development, Joey is responsible for driving, managing, and executing both strategic partnerships and business development activities within the LegalTech and Professional community. He has over 26 years experience in providing advanced technology to Am Law 100 Law Firms and Fortune 1000 companies through strategic partnerships or direct sales. Prior to joining ZERO, Joey was Director of Client Management with American LegalNet, a leader in litigation workflow solutions. 
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Kimone Gooden                                                                                                      VICE PRESIDENT – OPERATIONS

Kimone is responsible for ensuring the smooth execution of ZERO’s business operations: driving initiatives around planning, enablement, alignment, internal communication, and analytics. Kimone has over 20 years of experience in business operations in high-tech, oil and gas, government and mid-market: launching, scaling and operating enterprise-level global programs for Fortune 100 companies and high-growth startups. She is originally from Jamaica and immigrated to the US to attend Stanford University. Kimone is deeply committed to service and spends much of her free time volunteering. She is a two-time recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service award.

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Dora Tynes
VICE PRESIDENT – CUSTOMER SUCCESS

Responsible for making sure our customers realize exceptional value from our solutions, Dora has spent most of her 20+ year career in the legal industry and her experience encompasses all aspects of the business and practice of law.

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Rafayel Barseghyan
VICE PRESIDENT – ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

Rafayel Barseghyan is ZERO’s Director of Integrations and a member of the founding engineering team. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and has more than 15 years of professional experience in FinTech, image processing, and high-performance computing. Prior to joining ZERO, Rafayel was a software development team leader for one of the largest financial institutions in Armenia.

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Marie Mikayelyan
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT

As the Product Owner of our mobile app, Marie is responsible for defining the short and long term product vision and proposing corresponding solutions for implementation. Marie has a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science and experience in software development.

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Victoria Vendolin
HEAD OF HR + OPERATIONS

Victoria is an HR professional with over 7 years of experience, particularly in the world of high-tech. She is responsible for establishing and implementing internal processes, managing candidate and employee experiences, and defining HR operations. Throughout her career, Victoria played a leading role in systemizing the HR function in a startup environment and scaling operations as headcount grew. She is also experienced in both US and international team collaboration, immigration, and relocations.

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Marie Mikayelyan
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT

Eelco brings more than 15 years of executive leadership, enterprise partnerships, and business development to his role as Chief Revenue Officer for ZERO. As CRO for ZERO, Eelco drives go-to-market strategy and leads the Sales and Marketing teams in their mission to help workers transform their lives through productivity automation. Prior to ZERO, Eelco held critical leadership positions at Salesforce and Cisco Systems, where he managed large, multinational teams responsible for revenue and drove enterprise sales strategy. In 2019, he founded Ohana to help entrepreneurs with startup GTM and growth modelling. Eelco is deeply committed to helping better the world for future generations and is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. He is a HES Amsterdam School of Business alum and furthered his education at Stanford and London School of Business. He moved from the Netherlands to the Bay Area in 2015, where he currently lives with his wife and two children.