With a passion for technological advances in business, community development, and mentorship, Vology Founder and CEO Barry Shevlin imparts sustainable growth and innovative solutions in the field of technology entrepreneurship. His ability to plan for and utilize capital efficiently has brought a high level of success to Vology, as well as the other organizations he has started throughout his career. Prior to founding Vology, Mr. Shevlin was the founder and CEO for five technology based companies in the sectors of CATV contracting, telecommunications, software development, and e- commerce. His success in business comes from his ability to solve problems for customers by viewing challenges through the client’s lenses.
Mr. Shevlin has an exemplary track record for increasing business revenue, which has been demonstrated by the advancement of Vology. In 2002, Vology’s annual revenues were $1 million, and in 2015 revenue had increased to $188 million, with projected continued growth for 2016. The consistent growth and success of Vology stems from Mr. Shevlin’s ability to utilize technology to streamline business processes. Mr. Shevlin’s laudable management skills have guided the sales and marketing operation of Vology, which has allowed the company to monitor, manage, and deploy services for more than 100,000 devices located in more than 20,000 customer locations worldwide.
In an effort to support the economy and increase business growth, Mr. Shevlin has led Vology through the process of three strategic acquisitions of Managed Service Provider companies over the past five years. These successful acquisitions preserved employment for many people and helped increase the customer base for Vology, as well as expanding distribution channels while diversifying available products and services for worldwide customers.
With a commitment to his employees, Mr. Shevlin has created an exciting and productive work environment, which is evident by the fact that Vology has been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Tampa Bay area over the past 6 years. Under the strong leadership of Mr. Shevlin, Vology has also been included on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing private companies over the past 10 consecutive years.
In addition to his business prowess, Mr. Shevlin is also committed to serving his local community of Tampa Bay, Florida. He is a strong promoter of entrepreneurship and education, and he has made many mentorship opportunities available to people within the community. These community advocacy endeavors are made available, because Mr. Shevlin is on the Advisory Board for the CCIT program at St. Petersburg College. Mr. Shevlin is also an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF), and he is the CEO of the Council of Tampa Bay and the University of Tampa.
In the greater Tampa Bay area, Mr. Shevlin has a meritorious reputation and has been recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” and “CEO of the Year” by the Gulf Coast Business Review and Tampa Bay Technology Forum. His commitment to stellar business practices is evident by his commitment to academic development, strong training programs, clear and concise performance objectives, and open channels of communication. Mr. Shevlin is passionate about providing opportunities for others in the areas of entrepreneurship and technology, and he is fully committed to these efforts. His leadership initiatives have led Vology to provide service through strategy and investments to become a Strategic Service Provider for the IT business sector.