Mitch Cohen

Biography for Mitchell D. Cohen

Vice Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Retired)
Board Member, Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors

Mitch Cohen ’81 is a retired Vice-Chairman of PwC. During his 36-year career he served as the client service partner on a number of the Firm’s largest clients. In addition to his clients, Mitch had a variety of management responsibilities including the Firm’s strategy, M&A, public relations and communications, innovation and corporate responsibility.

Mitch is co-author of a groundbreaking study and book on self-made billionaires. Since the publication of The Self-Made Billionaire Effect, Mitch has been a frequent speaker in the media and at colleges and universities on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Since retiring from PwC Mitch has concentrated on investing and working with various venture backed emerging companies including Farmer’s Fridge and Cordex Systems LLC. He serves on the Board of Directors of both companies. He is the Lead Director on the Farmers Fridge Board of Directors. Mitch also serves on the Advisory Board of Massey Quick Simon.

Mitch is a graduate of Penn State University and serves on the Board of Visitors of the Smeal Business School. He also serves on the Board of Directors of DonorsChoose and Chairs the Audit Committee.

Mitch and his wife Carri have two children and live in New York City.