Nicole Lawrence, MBA, MS is a scientific marketer and global business strategy professional.
She has 10 years of Pharmaceutical industry experience with industry leaders such as Merck, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She has extensive expertise in quality management systems and regulatory affairs. Additionally, she is highly skilled in applying a consultative approach to change management and integrations of businesses due to turnarounds and acquisitions in addition to full lifecycle product development from ideation (gathering the requirements, LEAN manufacturing, and go-to-market strategies) to launch using stage gates. Keen ability to benchmark process, conduct competitor analysis, make recommendations based on data analysis, consult on organizational strengths and weakness, and work collaboratively across multiple functional areas, management levels, geographies, and cultures.
She possesses multiple industry certifications including: Sales Cloud for Sales Reps – Salesforce.com, Regulatory Affairs Certification, Global -Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, Certified Biomedical Auditor and Certified Quality Auditor – American Society of Quality.
Ms. Lawrence is also the Owner and Principal Consultant of NL Market Solutions LLC a strategic marketing firm developing tactical solutions to increase market share and branding presence for small businesses and non-profits. She is adept at creating marketing and sales strategies, auditing brands, conducting market research, review of financial statements, and thoroughly analyze business data to identify trends and make recommendations with domestic and global focus.
Ms. Lawrence is a passionate volunteer. She was a leader in relaunching the Graduate Marketing Association and co-founder of QGMA Consulting Group at Loyola University Chicago. She has served her local communities for such organizations as Junior League of Memphis, Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS), American Marketing Association (AMA), and most recently National Black MBA Association Chicago Chapter. She has been a member since 2015 and has served in the following positions:
*Corresponding Secretary 2018 – Present
*Executive Chair Marketing and Communications 2016 – Present
*Professional Development Committee Member 2016
Ms. Lawrence holds a BS in Chemistry from Purdue University West Lafayette, IN. She completed a global branding program at Universidad Loyola Andalucía Leadership School in Cordoba, Spain and comparative consumer behavior in Southeast Asia. She recently completed a dual degree program MBA in Marketing and Information Systems, MS in Integrated Marketing Communications and Graduate Certificate in Business Data Analytics at Loyola University Chicago, Quinlan School of Business.
Nicole is an avid traveler, loves movies and spending time with friends and family.
Nicole Lawrence has extensive experience in the Life Science industry. She drives global pharmaceutical and medical device companies to engage in growth opportunities, and manage scientific, business and regulatory challenges. She has a keen ability to benchmark process, conduct competitor analysis, conduct regulatory operations and quality management system transformations while working collaboratively across multiple functional areas, geographies, and cultures. Ms. Lawrence is a passionate volunteer. She has served her local communities for such organizations as Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association – Mentoring Program, Executive Board Member to National Black MBA Association Chicago Chapter, Junior League of Memphis, and Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS). She was a co-founder of QGMA Consulting Group at Loyola University Chicago. She holds a BS in Chemistry, from Purdue University, MBA in Marketing and Information Systems, MS in Integrated Marketing Communications and Graduate Certificate in Business Data Analytics from Loyola University Chicago, Quinlan School of Business.