Col Werner
Managing Director

Col commenced his career as a graduate in a Chartered Accounting firm. He developed an interest in forecasting methods during this time. He acquired international finance experience working overseas for 3 years. Since returning to Australia in 1999, he has been co-founder in several businesses whilst simultaneously developing the Navitas consulting practice for local & multinational companies.

Bernardo da Veiga

Bernardo has a PhD in Financial and Economic Modelling and is currently a Senior Lecturer at Curtin Business School. His background is as an associate with UBS Investment Bank & Azure Capital where he worked in a team that advised many of Australian leading companies in mergers & acquisitions, capital raising, hybrid instruments and debt advisory. In addition Bernardo has published several articles on financial modelling in international scholarly journals.

Pavithra Ahuja

Pavithra has a degree in MBA (Master of Business Administration), with a major in finance. She has more than ten years’ experience in equity research and financial modeling.  She was an offshore research associate to the metals and mining team of Credit Suisse, Melbourne for four years and subsequently the New York team for another year. During this period, she was responsible for building models of gold, copper and iron ore mining companies for initiation of coverage, updating models during the reporting season, building and maintaining valuation and M&A databases. Over the last five years, she has worked on a range of financial modeling projects for buy-side and sell-side research as well as for start-ups for fund raising.
Pavithra Ahuja

Our History

‘Navitas’ is Latin, meaning ‘to navigate with energy’. The practice was established in 1999 originally under the name ‘Corporate Financial Modelling.’

Navitas has developed a specialty in designing the following types of business models for large businesses:

  • Business Forecasting with Scenario Options – Dashboard Style
  • Business Planning & Analysis Models
  • Multi Company Revenue & Cost Models
  • Board Level Business Unit Standardised Reporting Models
  • Bankable Feasibility Studies
  • System Creation & Integration Models
  • Unit Cost Models
  • Life of Mine Models
  • Service Transfer Pricing Models
  • Enterprise Bargaining Agreement Models
  • Economic Evaluation Models

Navitas has also worked with a number of small to medium sized businesses developing & delivering the following types of models:

  • Forecast & Analysis Models – Dashboard Style
  • Business Potential & Decision Making Models
  • Feasibility Assessment Models
  • Startup Models
  • Business Tendering Models

User Acceptance Testing & Staff Training are offered as required.