• Nik Nanos
  • Nik Nanos

Nik Nanos

Nik Nanos, Nanos Research Group of Companies, Chairman


Nanos Research Group of Companies

Nik Nanos is Chairman of Nanos Research Group of Companies, one of North America’s most trusted pollsters, and is regularly called upon by senior decision-makers to conduct research and provide strategic counsel. Recognized as a leader in the market and public opinion research industry, Nik has led over 1,000 quantitative and qualitative research projects using telephone, online and in-person data collection methods.  Apart from being one of North America’s foremost researchers, he is a past president of a leading government relations company.

Nik has led research and management consulting initiatives on a full range of issues including the government privatization of services, evaluating logo changes for a Fortune 500 company through to providing expert research and advisory services for litigations before the courts. In addition to his weekly Nanos Power Index which charts the strength of the federal political parties, he leads the team behind the weekly Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index, considered a must-have resource for senior executives.

As the founder and President of Nanos Research, Nik has among the strongest election research track records in Canada. Additionally, the firm’s polling information and his analysis have appeared in major media outlets including the CBC, Bloomberg News, CTV, The Globe & Mail, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, The Guardian Newspaper in the UK, The National Post, The Toronto Star and The Economist Magazine. He is also featured in a weekly segment on CTV’s PowerPlay, Nanos on the Numbers, which focuses on the latest political, business and social trends.

In addition to his responsibilities in leading the team  at the Nanos Research Group, Nik is a Research Associate Professor in Canadian Studies at The State University of New York at Buffalo and a contributing writer to Policy Options, the magazine of the Institute for Research in Public Policy. He is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC focusing on energy research.

Nik has served as a National Past President of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) and is a Certified Marketing Research Professional (CMRP).  He has also been elected a Fellow of the MRIA (FMRIA), the highest professional designation in the marketing research industry in Canada. The MRIA is Canada’s national organization governing professionals engaged in marketing, advertising, social and political research.  As the Past Publisher of the Canadian Journal of Marketing Research, Past Editor-in-Chief of Vue, the monthly magazine of the market research industry, and former president of one of Canada’s leading government relations firms, he is one of the foremost research practitioners and experts.


Speaking session:

The cultural divide: How business is conducted from such very different perspectives.