Zia is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Afiniti and the Founding Partner, Chairman and CEO of The Resource Group. Earlier, Zia was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Align Technology which he led from inception to a $1 B valuation as a successful publicly traded company on the NASDAQ. 

Zia began his career in the mergers and acquisitions department of Morgan Stanley & Company in New York and London and briefly served as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in London.

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 MBA from Stanford University where he was an active member of the Friends of Arjay Miller Society, and his BA from Columbia University in Economics and Computer Science where he was a member of the varsity crew team. He is an avid skier, chess player, and runner.