Natty Zola is a Managing Director for Techstars Boulder.
Previously Natty was Senior Director and Head of Consumer Products for MapQuest. At MapQuest Natty was responsible for product strategy and design for all consumer facing products including MapQuest.com and the MapQuest iOS and Android Apps (60M+ multi-platform users). Natty built and led product management, design, analytics, revenue, traffic and user research teams where they helped returned MapQuest to YoY traffic growth for the first time since ’07 and profitability. He also was the culture lead, responsible for developing MapQuest's Playbook, Vision, and Values contributing to MapQuest being named Top Places to Work in Denver in 2013 and 2014.
Before MapQuest, he was a founder and co-CEO of Everlater.com, a travel blogging platform and CRM system for tour operators, that participated in Techstars in 2009, raised two rounds of venture financing and was acquired by AOL in 2012. He also graduated from GE's Financial Management Program and worked with Jim Collins on the best selling books "Great by Choice" and "How the Mighty Fall." Natty attended the University of Maryland and earned a degree in Finance with honors. Natty was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado.
Natty is passionate about helping startups find product market fit, accelerate their growth, and develop company culture. His hobbies include running, mountain biking, cycling, reading, testing new apps, anything design related and gardening.