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Zack Arnold

Co-Founder

I'm the guy in the denim pirate costume on top... My co-founder Ovadia is on the ground in his horrible, horrible khakis.


I graduated from Stanford in 2010 and immediately joined an early-stage startup called ChompOn as a partner. It was a huge flop. Following ChompOn, when one of the other founders went on to start Patreon, and another became the 4th employee at Snapchat, I went into my family's apparel business...


About 6 years later, with a vast array of design, production, merchandising, and sourcing knowledge, I arrived at The Perfect Jean.


What’s my definition of success πŸ†


Not money, not longevity... having Pete Holmes name drop me on a podcast: You Made It Weird, Sarah Cooper Episode, Jan 27th Minute 1:37-5:00


My communication style


Slow and deliberate when calm... fast and sarcastic when overwhelmed


Qualities I value πŸ˜ƒ


Empathy, slow deliberative thought, thinking not just outside of the box but outside of physics more broadly, patience, but also the ability to make intelligent quick decisions


Pet peeves πŸ˜’


Stubbornness, Inability to Change, Know It All's


What do people misunderstand about me 🧐


Like my co-founder, I hate working, but love working on The Perfect Jean.


Fun fact about me πŸ’‘


I have one attached earlobe and one detached earlobe... genetic impossibility made possible by a forceps mishap at birth :)


Favorite Movie πŸŽ₯


Being John Malkovich


Favorite Food 🍴


tougggghhhhhh one, anything Rita Sodi has her hands in


Favorite Music 🎢


90s rock - Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Nirvana


If you could be any super hero who would it be and why? πŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ


Groot - ability to be reborn, mysteriously old, and connected with nature


What are some of your best / worst work habits? βš™οΈ


Best= Ability To Focus

Worst= Inability To Quickly Stop Focusing On One Thing


What motivates you πŸ₯•


I'm not entirely sure... but ask me next time you see me


Hobbies / Interests outside of work πŸ’ƒ πŸ•Ί


I enjoy Italian food, working out to the Class by Taryn Toomey, listening to philosophy podcasts, shooting the shit on Clubhouse, counter trolling toxic assholes on Instagram, and collecting art with my wife




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Location

New York, NY, United States

Roles at The Perfect Jean

  • Co-Founder

    March, 2019 - present


My work style

How I prefer to work

Qualities I value in my colleagues

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My pet peeves

My communication style