Dr. Bencaz has led numerous multi-million-dollar contracts from concept to delivery that have improved employee and organizational performance in private, government, military and educational spheres. Using his experience from prior roles ranging from Program Manager and Deputy Chief Scientist, to Associate Professor and Subject Matter Expert, Nic takes the time to understand and resolve organizational issues from each of these lenses. Noted examples include: improving decision making skills of US Marines through mobile applications; developing accelerated learning strategies for US Sailors through an immersive gaming platform; and consulting with large software and hospitality firms to create job competencies, task performance flow charts, and illustrated employee success paths.
As the Director of Organizational Performance for HigherEchelon, Inc., Dr. Bencaz works with private and government clients utilizing his expertise in Talent Management, Organizational Culture, Change Management, Training and Evaluation, and Teams to design and implement customized solutions that best fit the needs of each client. Dr. Bencaz brings a unique blend of academic rigor and real-world applied focus to his work that truly exemplifies the scientist-practitioner model.
Dr. Bencaz is committed to self-improvement through his association and volunteer roles with local and national professional networks, and is a published, peer-reviewed author. Nic received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Louisiana State University, a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Bencaz lives in Baton Rouge, LA with his wife, two young sons, and their golden retriever Sunshine.