Zdenek is the eldest of five siblings. He grew up in Los Angeles and resides in West Hills, California. Zdenek's background in engineering began at Loyola Marymount University when he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1997. After graduation, he began working for Boeing in the Space Shuttle Main Engine group focusing on liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen turbo machinery. He worked there seven years performing structural dynamics analysis, vibration and stress testing, as well as finite element modeling. While working full-time he earned his Master's of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1999 and his Master's of Business Administration from University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. In 2007 Zdenek was picked up by the G4 network to be the expert engineer on Human Wrecking Balls. The show aired for two seasons.