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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. Their 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 transformations and fuel growth.

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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 …

Toopan Bagchi

Toopan Bagchi

Senior Advisor

Toopan is a retail strategy, innovation, and transformation leader and advisor with over 15 years of global experience driving results.
Before joining The Navio Group, Toopan was Vice President…

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Marco D. Castelán

Senior Principal

Marco D. Castelán is the Senior Principal at The Navio Group. Before joining The Navio Group, Marco was a Partner & Head …

Kate McDonald

Kate McDonald

Principal

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

Patrick Shumaker

Patrick Shumaker

Senior Associate

Prior to The Navio Group, Patrick held multiple positions at Amazon in the Retail and Operations divisions. Most recently…

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Matt Dixon

Principal

Prior to The Navio Group, Matt served as a principal for Point86, a consultancy that served clients ranging from Fortune 500 …

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Bob Guterma

Principal

Prior to joining The Navio Group, Bob was a partner at Point86 LLC, a boutique consultancy that serves Fortune 1000 …

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