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.
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 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…
Marco D. Castelán
Marco D. Castelán is the Senior Principal at The Navio Group. Before joining The Navio Group, Marco was a Partner & Head …
Kate is a former Principal in Target Corporation’s corporate strategy group in Minneapolis, MN …
Prior to The Navio Group, Patrick held multiple positions at Amazon in the Retail and Operations divisions. Most recently…
Before joining The Navio Group, Young was an Engagement Manager at Conlego, a premier retail negotiations and …
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