Real World Executive Experience

Simply stated, we offer real world solutions for improved executive effectiveness, successful career transitions, greater organizational alignment, and talent acquisition. We are also experts in executive coaching, outplacement, career transition, leadership & organizational effectiveness and the accelerated development of high potential talent.

Our executive advisors have held senior management and leadership roles in some of the world's most respected companies including Nestle, Frito-Lay International, Pepsi Cola, Marriott Corporation, Hard Rock Cafe, Disney, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Pizza Hut, Darden Restaurants, and AlliedSignal just to name a few. Our real world corporate executive experience is supplemented with the behavioral perspectives of our Ph.D. Organizational Psychology expert.

Navigator Institute

Prior to launching Navigator Executive Advisors and the Navigator Institute, Matt Durfee held Senior Vice President, Vice President and executive-level Human Resources positions in a number of the world's most admired companies including Pepsi-Cola, Nestle, Frito-Lay International, Hard Rock Cafe, Bank One, Cendant, and Centex Homes. His expertise in career development & leadership transition, change management, and executive development is supplemented with extensive experience in roles ranging from the business unit level to the Board of Directors. His international corporate experience is supplemented with a two-session assignment for the U.S. Council for International Business to represent national employer interests at the European United Nations/I.L.O. in Geneva, Switzerland. Matt earned his Master's degree in Labor & Industrial Relations from Michigan State University and subsequently completed an executive program in Financial Analysis at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Matt Dufree