Vernon Nicolas


Vernon focuses primarily on market strategy work, bringing more than 18 years of project management and consumer research experience. His expertise includes innovation strategy, concept/product evaluation and development, portfolio and product line optimization, and new product sales forecasting.

Vernon has collaborated and consulted with a number of the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies across a diverse range of industries, including retail, financial, automotive, personal care, human foods, consumer durables, and pet.

Before joining RSG, Vernon served as a Research Director at Nielsen BASES, where he was involved in the evaluation and optimization of several of the largest and most successful launches within the consumer packaged goods industry.

Outside of RSG, Vernon enjoys being a practitioner and researcher of alternative/complementary wellness therapies, investigating new frontiers of the mind-body connection.


BA, Economics, Northwestern University, Summa Cum Laude