Yale Zoland, President
For nearly 30 years, Yale has helped people celebrate their special moments with beautiful jewelry. He joined his parents in the family business upon earning a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University in June 1987 and has led Zoland since his parents’ retirement in 1997. Yale loves his work, especially designing and creating the perfect piece for a client. He is honored to serve third, fourth and even fifth generation Zoland clients! Yale lives in Westchester County with his wife Wendy, with whom he has three children. Away from 47th Street, Yale might be found in the kitchen, tasting wine, skiing, or giving back to the community that he and his family are so entrenched in and enriched by.
Robert Zoland, Vice-President
Rob joined his brother Yale in the family business in August 2004 after a career in theater design and computer aided automation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and a Masters in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama. As Vice-President, Rob’s responsibilities include sales, purchasing, and IT management while helping to forge the direction of Zoland. He loves getting to work with family, designing one-of-a-kind pieces, and being a part of important, memorable moments in peoples’ lives. Rob lives in Westchester County with his wife Jocelyn and two children. He is a passionate photographer, cook, and home renovator.
A long-time family friend, Fred joined the Zoland team in September 2005. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland, College Park. Fred handles sales, design, procurement, and social media marketing at Zoland. He lives in Manhattan and enjoys spending time with family in Florida, California, and New York. Fred loves the creative side of Zoland, sharing in clients’ special moments, and working with his colleagues at Zoland. Fred is an avid international traveler, watch geek, identical twin, and passionate New Yorker.
The most recent addition to the sales team, Claire joined Zoland in the summer of 2018. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Graphic Design and Public Relations from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. Claire’s tasks at Zoland include sales, order processing, marketing, and social media operations. Claire was a college swimmer and still enjoys a great work out. Other hobbies include skiing, sailing, and photography. Claire is an avid social media poster.
Irene joined the Zoland team in the spring of 1999 shortly after emigrating from Ukraine. While there, she completed a master’s degree in Human Resources at the Ukrainian Economic University. Irene is tasked with sales, processing orders, and providing excellent customer service. She and her husband have been happily married for 23 years and share two children. Irene adores her friends and colleagues on the Zoland team and loves building relationships with new customers at Zoland.
Sal has been a proud member of the Zoland team since he was hired by Alvin Zoland in October 1984. Before joining the business, he served as an NYPD officer for 20 years. In addition to providing security at Zoland, Sal is a shipping guru and bookkeeper. He is married with two children, one grandson, and a dog. Sal loves working with an entertaining and compassionate group of people at Zoland. He is a talented storyteller and dog lover.
Miguel joined the Zoland team in January 2014 after 20 years in New York law enforcement. He holds an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In addition to providing security at Zoland, Miguel processes orders and handles shipping. He is a proud father of three children and a dedicated family man. He loves the professionalism exhibited at Zoland and the respect that Yale and Rob show toward their customers and employees.