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Carlos Castelan

Accelerating transformations with retailers

Minneapolis, MN, United States
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About
About Me

Carlos is the Founder & Managing Director at The Navio Group (thenaviogroup.com), a consulting firm that works with retailers to accelerate transformations. The firm has worked with over a dozen Fortune 500 retailers as well as several high growth DTC companies in both a strategy capacity as well as implementation or interim roles.

The firm’s client work has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and The Washington Post. His insights on the retail industry are regularly featured in national publications. 

Work Experience
Managing Director at The Navio Group Feb 2018  - present Minneapolis, MN, USA

Lead retail transformation initiatives to generate long-term growth for clients via innovation, cost savings initiatives, and program management.

Partner at Conlego Jan 2017  - Feb 2018 Minneapolis, MN

Generate value for clients via negotiations and partnerships services using data-driven and interpersonal approaches. Bifurcate approach via direct negotiations or building long-term capabilities for clients through tools and processes.

Founder & Managing Director at Noma Consulting Partners (acquired by Conlego) Oct 2014  - Dec 2016

Provide strategic recommendations through rigorous analysis for C and VP-level executives in the retail and consumer industry. Sub-specialties include digital strategy, analytics and insights, project management, and financial planning. Clients range from Fortune 100 enterprises to rapidly growing entrepreneurial ventures.

Education
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Harvard Business School
Focus:
Business Administration and Management, General

Activities:
CFO of Soccer Club; Member: TechMedia Club and Venture Capital & Private Equity Club
Bachelor's Degree from University of St. Thomas
Focus:
Triple Major: International Economics (B.S.), International Studies (B.A), and Spanish (B.A.)

Activities:
Two-year captain of the men's soccer team; Four-year member of the men's soccer team

Languages
English
Spanish
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