Brandon Heck has over ten years of experience in leadership assessment, coaching, and consultation. His background includes serving as a Principal at ghSMART, a premier leadership consultancy where he provided due diligence, hiring, and coaching support to investment professionals and management teams of more than 20 private equity firms.
Prior to ghSMART, Dr. Heck was an Operational Psychologist in the U.S. Navy. During his time on active duty, he served as a principal advisor to a strike group admiral and captain of the USS George H.W. Bush on matters related to leadership effectiveness, organizational culture, and team dynamics. In addition, he was embedded in a special operations unit where he oversaw assessment processes for several confidential training programs, coached battalion leadership, and consulted on individual and team effectiveness for Marine Raiders units, Navy SEAL teams, and Army Special Forces detachments.
Dr. Heck holds a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Master of Science, and Doctorate in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland.