Founder and President
Member Since: 2018
AJ Maestas is the founder and President of Navigate Research, an agency dedicated to measurement, research and sponsorship ROI. Maestas built his expertise while working with hundreds of sponsorships spanning all of the major leagues and sponsorship categories of note. After starting his career with the NASCAR primary car sponsor Yellow Transportation he served as IEG’s Senior Manager of Valuations and then at rEvolution as their Director of Marketing. His professional experience includes working with the sponsors, properties and agencies of the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, AVP, NASCAR, IRL, Champ Car and NCAA.
Maestas is a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at a number of graduate programs and frequently speaks at industry conferences on the topic of research and measurement. Maestas received his M.B.A. in Sports Business from Arizona State University and his B.A. in Finance from the University of Washington.
Just this past year, Navigate was named as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the U.S. as well as a Top 10 Place to Work in Sports by Forbes. Maestas was recently named in the Sports Business Journals list of Forty Under 40 in Sports.