A Conversation with Carlos Castelán of The Navio Group

Establishing and Building Your Consulting Practice

Originally Recorded on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Profound shifts in the corporate landscape have inspired experienced professionals to reimagine their careers, embrace their entrepreneurial instincts, and establish their own independent consulting practices. Emerging as a sustainable career that provides ample opportunity for both work-life balance and impact, independent consulting is attracting more experienced professionals than ever before.

On Thursday, September 17th, The Navio Group founder Carlos Castelán shared his experience launching and growing an independent consulting practice that serves some of the largest Fortune 500 retailers in the United States. In this exclusive conversation with Catalant Co-Founder and Co-CEO Rob Biederman, Carlos will identify key questions to consider when choosing to “go independent,” and illuminate the best practices he’s learned while bringing a boutique consulting practice to market. If you’re new to the independent consulting world or looking for ways to solidify your value prop, you won’t want to miss it!

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Carlos Castelán

Carlos Castelán is the Founder & Managing Director at The Navio Group, a boutique consulting firm based in Minneapolis, MN, helping retailers accelerate transformations. Carlos first started working on the Catalant platform – at the time HourlyNerd – six years ago and over time has expanded from a solo practice to a small firm.

Along the way, he has worked with dozens of clients, traveled a million airline miles, and had the good fortune to work with great teams and executives. In his spare time he enjoys distance running, grilling, and cheering on Minnesota United FC, the local MLS team.

Learn more about Carlos Castelán here

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Rob Biederman

Rob Biederman is the Co-Founder and co-CEO of Catalant Technologies, the market leader enabling companies to get from strategy to execution, faster.

Prior to founding Catalant, Biederman was a private equity investor at Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital, where he focused on the healthcare and high-tech industries. In these roles, he served as an advisor to and collaborator with both public and private management teams on topics including organic growth, competitive strategy, mergers and acquisitions, capital allocation, and financing strategy.
Biederman graduated from Princeton University and from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar.

Learn more about Rob Biederman here

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