> Navigate Corp: A Different Kind Of Management Consulting Firm

When Rob Kathol founded Navigate in 2005, he set out to establish a different kind of management consulting firm – where clients and consultants would truly partner to create customized solutions to match unique client needs and where the company culture would be based on a spirit of collaboration, respect, and fun. Rob sought to focus on strengthening the relationship between executive management, business operations, and technology in order to drive better outcomes for organizations of various sizes and industries.

Today Navigate helps a wide range of companies navigate transformative change to create meaningful customer and employee experiences that drive stronger operational and financial performance. As companies seek new and innovative ways to anticipate and exceed client expectations, Navigate has become a thought leader in the area of Design Thinking – an approach to problem-solving that encourages company leaders to position themselves from their client’s perspective to truly understand their needs. This empathy-led, customer-first approach is making a significant impact on how Navigate approaches solutions and ultimately the client’s bottom line.

Navigate Corp Partners

Since founding the firm, Rob has remained committed to growing his roots in the Greater Philadelphia region, where he believes the vibrant business community will only continue to expand. With clients like Comcast and AmerisourceBergen in the firm’s backyard and evolving regional healthcare, life sciences and utilities sectors, Navigate sees no shortage in firm and individual consultant development opportunities.
Community service has also been a core commitment that has expanded along with Navigate’s growth. Each year the entire firm spends a half-day on-site helping out at a local non-profit. This past September, the team worked together to inspect, organize, and package donations of children’s clothing and toys at Cradles to Crayons. In previous years, Navigate has contributed its hands-on time at Philabundance, Ronald McDonald House, and the Philadelphia Outward Bound School.

Navigate is proud of the recognition it has earned for both company success and community outreach, including:

  • Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Places to Work – #1 Small Business 2015 (2017, 2018)
  • Consulting Magazine’s #1 Best Small Firm to Work For (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Consulting Magazine’s 2015 Seven Small Jewels
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Workplace Vitality Company of the Year (2016)

Learn more about Navigate at navigatecorp.com or contact us at [email protected]
We look forward to continuing to support and evolve with the Greater Philadelphia community!

Navigate Corp

Submit your Innovation Story

Join and network with a global community of innovators  by sharing your success story with the world.



Our promise: we dislike spam as much as the next person, and promise never to break your trust in us. We will never sell data – this is only used for the INNOVATE® Newsletter