Managing Partners

Maryellen Molyneaux

Maryellen Molyneaux, Managing Partner

Maryellen Molyneaux has over 35 years of health, wellness and sustainability marketing experience. Her range of business experience includes retail and corporate management, international consulting, new business start-ups, consumer packaged goods marketing and market research management. At NMI she has counseled organizations such EPA, USDA, NIH-ODS, Dairy Management Inc., Milk Pep and many Fortune 500 firms.

Maryellen's expertise includes strategic consulting, new product development, qualitative and quantitative trade and consumer research, and market research for mergers and acquisitions. Her product research breadth has spanned over 100 product categories including food and beverages, personal care, weight loss and sports nutrition, OTC, pharmaceutical, alternative healthcare and renewable energy, among others.

She has been published in several written reports and articles and is a frequent contributor to many consumer and trade media including Time Magazine, 48 Hours, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Progressive Grocer, Supermarket News, Nutrition Business Journal, and Nutraceuticals World, among others.

Maryellen has been both a moderator and speaker for several organizations including Food and Technology Conferences, NASFT, CRN, the Institute of Food Technology, Nutracon, American Society on Nutrition, AACC, and Food Marketing Summits.


Steve French

Steve French, Managing Partner

Steven French’s background includes 25 years of corporate marketing, business development, and management experience with industry leaders such as PepsiCo, Mars, Inc., and Marriott Corporation. Throughout his professional career, he has accumulated unparalleled experience and knowledge across a broad range of multi-faceted business disciplines, including business unit general management, brand marketing, multi-channel business development, corporate market research management, new business start-ups, new product concept development, competitive/product category analysis, and strategic plan development.

During his tenure at NMI, he has worked with many global Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, start-up companies, associations, and various other organizations. He has pioneered a range of NMI consumer research databases including the LOHAS Consumer Trends Database® and Healthy Aging/Boomer Database®.

He is also a frequent author of research reports, articles, and a contributor to numerous domestic and international consumer media, including Fox TV, NBC News, Time Magazine, The New York Times, plus trade publications such as Brandweek, Progressive Grocer, Supermarket News, among others.

Steve is a regular speaker at many industry events such as FMI, IFT, LOHAS Conferences, Natural Products Expos, SupplySide Conferences, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Conferences, American Society on Aging (ASA), U.S. Green Building Council, Nutracon, Expo Comida Latina, WorldNutra, and many others.

He holds a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from Penn State University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Scranton.

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