First-time author Vlad Zachary, grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria. During his college years, he built a name as a journalist for pro-democracy periodicals. As a student, Vlad also made his way onto the national TV scene in Bulgaria, where he anchored a leading, live news show. A few years later, he came to the United States, earned a Babson College MBA, and made a career in e-commerce, software, and marketing. Along the way, Vlad produced the Mastering The Job Interview DVD

Vlad's first book - The Excellence Habit, struck a nerve. Launched in January, 2016, it became an instant Amazon best-seller in Business & Money, Applied Psychology, and Leadership. Next Generation Indie Book Awards, named  The Excellence Habit  the Best 2016 Motivation book. It was also named Solo Medalist Winner by New Apple Literary, it is a Readers’ Choice Awards Favorite and finalist at Eric Hoffer Awards.