Zach's grasp of visual media began at the ripe age of 9, when he started training at New York's famed Youth Actor's Guild. Continuing his training, Zach later obtained a theater degree from the University of Virginia, where we was also a scholarship athlete. Upon graduation, Zach began working as on-camera talent for CBS as well as balancing his time as a professional athlete.
Life on TV and on the field opened Zach up to the many facets of media and prompted his move behind the camera, first producing TV shows for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and later founding creative agency, Verdict Digital, in 2008 which specialized in content creation and brand strategy within the active & healthy lifestyle space.
For over a decade, Zach has created impactful content for today's largest brands, agencies and media outlets, ranging from print ads, commercials, Emmy winning TV shows, and feature length narrative and documentary films. His wealth of knowledge working with top brands has led Zach to be sought out for his branded content strategy for many of tomorrow's emerging companies. In 2020, Zach launched the Narralytics™ Brand Platform, which uses data-driven storytelling to drive brand value.
Away from the camera, Zach can be found drinking coffee, researching vintage steel bicycles, or out on his motorcycle probably contemplating a new tattoo.
Spots / Branded Content
Phil Hellmuth TV Spots for WPT (2019) - World Poker Tour
Tiger Woods - All Access (2019) - Tiger Woods Foundation
Don't Kill a Dream (2019) - NVDOT
Story of the Dress (2018) -ThredUp
The Hedgerow (2018) - Haagen-Dazs
Evolution of a Runner (2017) - Saucony
Road to Rio: Tiffeny Parker (2016) - USATF
SB50 - (2015) - NIKE
My Kona: The Heather Jackson Story (2015) - HerbaLife24
NutriSeries: Triathletes (2015) - ClifBar
Find Your Strong: Series (2013) - Saucony
R5CA: Launch (2013) - Cervélo
Travelscope S.11 Ep.2 (2019) - PBS
Tyson Fury v. Otto Wallin (2019) - ESPN+
Tyson Fury v. Tom Schwarz (2019) - ESPN+
I Heart Radio Music Festival (’18 &’19) - CW
Travelscope S.10 Ep.10 (2018) - PBS
Travelscope S.10 Ep. 9 (2018) - PBS
College Football: Primetime (2017) - ESPN
Second Growth (2020) - Dir. Robert Carpenter/Tailwater Films
Haagen-Dazs: Project HoneyBee (2018) - Dir. Zach Heffner
Almost 50 (2016) - Dir. Lorin Davis
The Man Who Went South (2014) - Dir. Alex Bernstein
‘Mean Curries’ - Ska Soul (2017) - Dir. Agent Ogden
‘Bubbles Burst’ - CLD (2016) - Dir. Les Claypool