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Two Truths & A Lie: Gen Z Edition Insights

If you missed your chance to test your Gen Z knowledge in our Two Truths & a Lie quiz we’re giving you another opportunity to gain a sneak peak at our insights. As we all strive to learn more about the generation – their attitudes and their preferences – we will be rolling out insights […]


Two Truths & A Lie: Gen Z Edition

We’re only in the first quarter of 2021, but already “change” is emerging as a key theme for the year. I don’t know anyone who’s not hopeful for change, especially given what we all experienced in 2020. Yet, one thing remains constant – our seemingly insatiable need for Gen Z knowledge. Every day, I receive […]


2021 Message from Navigate

AJ Maestas and Jeff Nelson share what is to come from the Navigate team in 2021! We are grateful for the year that is behind us and are optimistic for the challenges that await us. As trusted advisors, we look forward to providing insights for our clients and the sports and entertainment industry. We plan […]


Navigate’s Final CFP Predictions

Our CFP prediction model is built to predict the top 4 because as of now, that’s all that matters. It was 24-for-24 entering this year, and after we made some assumptions to adjust it for 2020, we ended up getting the top 4 right again. The reason we’re able to maintain this accuracy is that […]


Podcast Alert: Navigating Sports Business

We are excited to announce the launch of our new podcast with AJ Maestas, Navigating Sports Business! Gain exclusive insight into the professional and personal worlds of high-level executives in sports and entertainment as we host top decision-makers in the industry to discuss emerging topics, their business, careers, and personal life stories.   From collegiate conference […]


Navigate Named to Front Office Sports’ Best Employers in Sports

We are honored to be a part of the Front Office Sports Best Employers in Sports Class of 2020!   As unprecedented as this year has been, we are grateful to have received this recognition for the second year in a row and be amongst the top 5% of companies.   As we continue to […]


Navigate’s College Football Playoff Prediction Model

ABOUT NAVIGATE’S CFP MODEL Several years ago, we built a College Football Playoff (CFP) prediction model using Elo scores. If Elo sounds familiar, it is most commonly seen in sports via FiveThirtyEight.com. When initially building our model, we used the poll results from the pre-CFP era to give us a more robust sample of how […]


Fellowship Spotlight: Juwaun Muhammad

In August, Navigate created a paid fellowship position for students from the underserved communities in our hometown of Chicago, IL. With the creation of this four-month program, our goal is to remove the societal barriers restricting qualified candidates from entering the sports industry and provide real world experience while building their own professional network. Ultimately, […]


Thank You for Your Service…How Can Our Industry Help?

This week, you’ve probably witnessed the saturation of sentimental dedications on almost every television network or noticed your favorite NFL team dedicate one or more commercial breaks to their ‘Salute to Service’ montage. While the intention is genuine, military support can often feel like a line item to complete, or a box to check under […]


The Intern Perspective: The Sports Industry During a Pandemic

As I near the end of my third month as a Navigate intern, I thought I’d reflect on the external forces that have led me to this moment. The past seven months have brought so many dramatic moments upon those working or seeking to work within the sports industry. My fellow Navigators have produced excellent […]


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