Meet our team
Navio (or nao in Old Spanish) was the primary ship used by early Spanish and Portuguese explorers during the Age of Discovery. The ships’ design made them ideal for navigating through uncharted waters to unknown territories.
Just like the navios of old, we help clients navigate the challenges of a transformation. With multi-disciplinary expertise from technology to store management, we help you build and lead programs to drive transformation and fuel growth.
Carlos D. Castelán
Founder & Managing Director
Before founding The Navio Group, Carlos was a Partner & Chief Strategy Officer at Conlego, a premier negotiations and … partnership firm. There he advised on growth strategy …
Kate is a former Principal in Target Corporation’s corporate strategy group in Minneapolis, MN …
Doug Touche is a Principal at The Navio Group, and prior to his consulting role, Doug worked at NextGuest Technologies …
Before joining The Navio Group, Jadesola built her career in retail in merchandising and operations roles at Office Depot and …
Stefan A. Castelán
Head of Marketing Practice
Stefan is the Head of Marketing Practice at The Navio Group and holds a B.A. from Stanford University. Before joining Navio, he was the first marketer at DataFox and helped scale it for five years until its acquisition by Oracle.
Many of you have likely heard legendary investor Warren Buffett’s old adage about investing: “Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others
In an apparent reversal of the post-pandemic “new normal,” retailer inventory levels are slowly rising again amid a variety of factors, including inflation, some consumer slowdown