Vivian Carlson

Senior Associate

"There is no innovation and creativity without failure."

Brené Brown

Vivian is constantly exploring the intersection of art and science. As a consultant, she fuses her creative and analytical talents to help her pharmaceutical clients innovate across their products’ lifecycles.

Vivian is a Senior Associate at Acquis with experience across the life sciences, spanning the spectrum of start-up biotech companies to large Fortune 500 global pharmaceutical companies. She blends her business acumen with her scientific background to support her clients through transformations and product launches.

Before joining Acquis, Vivian was a consultant in Accenture’s Accelerated R&D group, where she collaborated with clients to integrate state-of-the-art clinical trial and commercial CRM platforms. She also helped clients explore innovative technologies including artificial intelligence and blockchain. To assist clients in integrating these new technologies, she has redesigned their R&D and commercial processes, and educated workforces to help them embrace iterative, cross-functional problem-solving.

Before Accenture, Vivian was an Account Executive for Corbett Accel Healthcare Group. As part of her role there, Vivian completed a marketing landscape analysis for a transformative drug launch to position the drug successfully against competitors in the Hep C treatment marketplace.

Vivian has a B.S. in cognitive neuroscience from Brown University and an MPH in epidemiology and outcomes research from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Outside of work Vivian enjoys baking gluten-free cakes, creating vibrant artwork, and playing with her mini-goldendoodle, Skylar.

Industry Experience

  • Life Sciences
  • Healthcare
  • Digital