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​

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 McDonald

Kate McDonald

Senior Principal

Kate is a former Principal in Target Corporation’s corporate strategy group in Minneapolis, MN …

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Doug Touche


Doug Touche is a Principal at The Navio Group, and prior to his consulting role, Doug worked at NextGuest Technologies …

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Jadesola Arowolo

Senior Analyst

Before joining The Navio Group, Jadesola built her career in retail in merchandising and operations roles at Office Depot and …

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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.