Brandon Heck

Brandon Heck, Psy.D.

Brandon Heck is a Principal at ghSMART, where he serves both private equity and corporate clients as a trusted advisor in the areas of leadership assessment, team effectiveness, and organizational change initiatives.

Prior to joining ghSMART, Brandon worked for TalentQuest, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm. There he provided leadership advisement, management due diligence, and executive assessment to organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to venture-funded Silicon Valley startups.

Before TalentQuest, Brandon 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. Following that assignment, he was embedded in a U.S. Marine Corps special operations unit where he oversaw assessment processes for several confidential training programs, provided executive coaching to battalion leadership, and consulted on individual and team effectiveness with Marine Raider units, Navy SEAL teams, and Army Special Force detachments both stateside and in Afghanistan.

Brandon graduated from Loyola University in Maryland summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa before continuing on to earn his M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and son.

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