Zach founded Values Added Financial to help clients live more fulfilling lives by making wise financial, career, and other life decisions. Before he launched Values Added Financial, Zach developed the first national financial empowerment programs in the labor movement and reached several hundred thousand union members. After that, he joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where he was a subject matter expert on financial education and empowerment. Zach has taught investment and financial planning topics to groups all around the country and has served individual clients for 15 years. His writing has appeared in Vox (link), The Billfold (link, link, link), and Greater Greater Washington (link). He has taught at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Brown Alumni Association, National Labor College, Congressional Hispanic Staff Association, DC Bar Association, Tzedek DC, Jews United for Justice, The DCJCC, 6th+I, the National Havurah Institute, and for dozens of unions and union locals.
Zach lives with his family in Petworth where he is the former chairperson of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission. He is active locally in progressive politics where he is Councilmember Janeese Lewis George’s(link) primary political advisor, a member of the DC for Democracy (link) electoral working group, and is an advisor to the DC Working Families Party (link) . Zach loves parenting, playing ultimate frisbee, baking, and the joy/agony of life as a Philadelphia sports fan. He graduated from Brown University with honors and concentrations in Economic Sociology and Organizational Behavior.