Co-founder and CEO
Barry Shevlin founded CAVU Capital to advise emerging and mid-market technology companies with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, and corporate restructurings. Stemming from his previous roles, Mr. Shevlin has unique experience with finding solutions to complicated situations that require creativity, and out of the box thinking that will be an important differentiator for CAVU. Barry’s first-hand experience with SPAC’s (Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation) and CAVU’s SPAC advisory practice is quickly becoming another relevant differentiator for the firm.
Prior to joining CAVU, Barry was the CEO of Vology, an IT Services company he founded in Palm Harbor, Florida in 2002. There, Shevlin ran an operation supporting more than 5,000 customers worldwide overseeing rapid sales growth and product expansion from a startup with $1 million in revenue in 2002 to annual revenues that ultimately reached $175 million. Barry exited Vology shortly after a sale to a private equity group in November, 2019.
Some additional highlights of Barry’s tenure at Vology included:
- Ranking on the Inc. 500/5000 lists for 11 consecutive years
- Voted one of the Best Places to work in Tampa for 6 consecutive years
- E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2014
Over his career, Mr. Shevlin has completed over $1 billion in capital transactions with institutions including private equity firms, family offices, syndicated bank groups, and subordinated debt providers.
Mr. Shevlin has been an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 2007. Barry also currently holds his Series 63 and 79 licenses from FINRA.