Zac Cohen

Q&A, Forty Under 40 Winner 2020; COO, Trulioo, Age 39


Q&A with Zac Cohen, Forty Under 40 Winner 2020; COO, Trulioo, Age 39


Who or what is responsible for your work ethic?

My parents. 


What is your guilty pleasure?

Cribbage app. 


What is the best book you would recommend?

The Alchemist. 


Now that you’re entering your 40s, what goals have you set for yourself? 

Build a billion-dollar company. 


Choose one of these five childhood career dreams: rock star, star athlete, prime minister, astronaut, detective.

Star athlete. 


Name your happiest place.

A beach in the sun, anywhere. 


What was your toughest business or professional decision?

Launching a second entrepreneurial venture shortly after the first failed spectacularly. 


Advice you would give your 20-year-old self?

Non-linear career paths can be successful, as long as each step is meaningful. 


What is your best habit?

Breaking down complex challenges into simple strategies and actions. 


Tell us one improbable fact about yourself.

I have zero personal social media accounts. 


Best piece of advice ever received?

You can learn something from everyone. 


What career highlight are you most proud of?

Helping Trulioo grow from 20 to 200+ people continues to be my career highlight thus far.