Zia is the Founding Partner of The Resource Group and is the Chairman and CEO of Afiniti, an applied artificial intelligence company that discovers and uses human behavioral patterns to measurably increase enterprise profitability. Earlier, Zia was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Align Technology which he led from inception to a successful publicly traded company on the NASDAQ. Previously, Zia held positions in investment banking and consulting at Morgan Stanley and McKinsey & Company respectively. Zia is the non-executive Chairman of the Boards of two publicly traded TRG portfolio companies, and also maintains several private board positions.
Zia received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in Economics and Computer Science, and his MBA from Stanford University where he was an active member of the Friends of Arjay Miller society. He is an avid skier, chess player, and runner.