Helping specialty retailers and D2C manufacturers achieve greater omnichannel profitability

Nick Gausling


Do any of these sound like you?

  • We aren’t growing fast enough.
  • Our revenues are stagnating.
  • We aren’t making enough money on our sales.
  • Sales were growing, but now we’re going backwards.
  • Our margins are too compressed.
  • I want to expand into new channels but don’t know how.
  • I’m trying to sell online but it’s not working well.

Or these…
  • I’m losing a ton of money to waste.
  • We need processes, but don’t know how to build them.
  • My company is siloed and every department acts like its own kingdom.
  • I don’t know where the money is going.
  • We don’t know what KPI’s we should focus on to maximize impact.

What about these?

  • I want to launch a new product or into a new market, but need help keeping it all on track.
  • We’re going through some big changes very fast and I’m concerned about it going poorly.
  • We lost a key operating leader and need some temporary support to keep things moving.

If so, we should talk.

You’re a business leader with a lot of responsibility. Wouldn’t it be great to work with a consultant who takes the time to listen, to understand your needs, and who helps you achieve real, actionable business goals without all the typical consultant-speak?

As a former executive myself who has worked with companies ranging from startups and small businesses up to multiple billions of dollars, I sympathize with you and want to see your business succeed.

My focus is primarily on helping specialty retailers and D2C manufacturers achieve greater omnichannel profitability.

Business has the potential to be one of the world’s most powerful forces for good. Creating jobs, serving customers, strengthening communities, and generating value that enriches peoples’ lives is a truly worthy undertaking. Let me serve you by helping your business to become all that you know it can be.

Let's set up a time to talk!

The initial conversation is always free.


Doug, Data Science Executive & Startup Founder (Fortune 500 Specialty Retail, CPG, Tech)

“Nick is one of the most professional and personable individuals I know who can also deliver on promises. He is adept at gaining working knowledge of the industries he works in, and he has a business savvy that is one I’ve come to count on, even outside of our formal working relationship.”

Jesse, Public Company Board Member & Government Affairs Executive

“Nick’s attention to detail, holistic understanding of scenarios, and expertise on a wide array of matters impacting businesses is why I continue to return seeking his guidance. It’s his integrity and willingness to understand the entirety of the matter. If in a rare circumstance, Nick doesn’t have the answer or experience, he is willing to say so. Over the years, I have come to respect Nick and rely on his opinion with business and what to look for when entering partnerships or acquisitions.”

Tommy, Retail Sales Executive & E-Commerce Startup Founder (Specialty Retail)

“Nick is still a consistent source of information and inspiration. Under his mentorship, we were able to learn how make financial assumptions to benefit our company. Nick’s one on one mentorship was highly coveted within the company.”

Ryan, Startup CEO (CPG)

“Nick’s advice helped me revise my logistical capacity from local to national. His expertise in finance, logistics, and operations was invaluable.”

Anthony, Sales Executive & Startup Founder (Beverage CPG)

“Nick consistently delivered top-tier strategic value to my department and the entire company. When I later started my own businesses, Nick’s advice was invaluable in helping me to navigate challenges and finding ways to succeed.”

Presentations & Publications

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Nick Gausling, Bots in Suits: Using Generative AI to Revolutionize Your Business (Romy Group LLC, 2023).


North American Homegoods eCommerce Summit (June 23, 2021). Retail Summits. Panel speaker: “Utilizing Technology to Enhance the Customer Experience.”

Texas eCommerce Virtual Summit (August 12, 2020). Retail Summits. Panel speaker: “The Importance of Omnichannel Integration.”


Jamin Hübner and Nicholas Gausling, “A Reconsideration of Corporate Monarchy: Evaluating the Literature and Logic Surrounding Co-CEOs,” ResearchGate (Jan 2023) 

Nicholas Gausling, “A Review of Mark Spitznagel’s The Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World,” Christian Libertarian Review, vol. 2 (Jul 2019): R61-R68


About Nick Gausling

  • Former executive in a multibillion-dollar omnichannel specialty retailer and a nationally-distributed CPG natural products manufacturer
  • Co-founder, advisor, or investor in multiple startups and small businesses
  • Certificate in Leadership and Management from The Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania
  • Digital Innovation Strategy and Management Program from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Master of Arts in Classical StudiesBachelor of Arts in History