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.
Michael earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and completed graduate work at DePaul University in Chicago. He holds his Series 6, 63, 65 and 79 licenses with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as well as the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies.
Michael is actively involved in his profession and his community, serving on boards and committees of his church and several non-profit organizations. Many of which focus on improving the lives of children in foster care, a cause for which he and his wife both share a passion. He is also actively involved in several key roles with the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) and the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and works to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Florida and beyond.