Our story

our story Cavu Capital

At CAVU, our principals have backgrounds in both operations and finance.  They’ve built and run companies as large as $175 million in revenues and have combined to complete over $600 million in capital markets transactions over the last decade.

The operating aspect is an important differentiator between CAVU Capital and most other mid-market investment banks.  We’ve built business, we know first-hand the
challenges that you’re dealing with and can give you our perspective as both a
banker and an operator.



Barry Shevlin 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 will be an important differentiator for CAVU in the current economic environment.

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 a peak of $175 million in 2016.



Michael Johnson​ Senior Managing Director

Michael Johnson co-founded CAVU Capital to advise mid-market technology companies and investors through various transactions such as M&A, private placements of debt and equity as well as advisory assignments. Michael is passionate about partnering with existing ownership looking toward a sale, capital raise and/or expansion. During his career, he has held strategic roles within large multinational companies acquiring businesses and making strategic investments. He has also worked as CFO and owner of a mid-sized company, and as a Managing Director at two investment banks. The breadth and diversity of these experiences provide his clients with tremendous value, pairing strategy, investment banking, and finance/accounting expertise to his work in M&A. Michael has executed a variety of strategic initiatives and transaction types including M&A, organic growth strategies, internal process improvement, joint ventures and capital raises. As a proven problem solver, Michael has driven value through collaboration, hard work and finding unique solutions in ambiguous situations.