Leadership Team

Nicole Navarro Velesiotis


Nicole Navarro Velesiotis is Vice President of Santana Group and Vice President of Oveana.

Navarro Velesiotis launched her career with the Santana Group in 2005, joining her trailblazing mother, Santana Group and Oveana President and CEO Rosa Santana, and sister, Lisa Navarro-Gonzales, in the family business at the San Antonio office.

She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio where she received a BA in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. Upon joining the company as a Staffing Supervisor, Navarro Velesiotis discovered a passion for working with people, identifying client needs, delivering creative solutions, and winning accounts.

During her first 10 years with the organization, Navarro Velesiotis held several positions within the company, gaining invaluable experience and knowledge. Her expertise at recognizing clients’ needs and creating solutions to meet them quickly established Navarro Velesiotis as a sales leader.

As Vice President, Navarro Velesiotis plays a key role in overseeing operations for Oveana in the United States.

Navarro Velesiotis honed her leadership skills by participating in Leadership San Antonio, the Alexander Briseno Leadership Development Program, and the San Antonio Small Business Development Center’s Building Business Excellence Program. She was selected for and completed the competitive Building a High-Performing Minority Business program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Following her mother’s example of community service, Navarro Velesiotis is also active within San Antonio where she serves on the board of Restore Education and supports various other nonprofits.

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