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Barry Calogero

Managing Director

Barry Calogero, a FOCUS Managing Director, brings more than 30 years of executive management and consulting experience, with an emphasis on driving operational excellence and improving the enterprise value of companies around the world.  His expertise includes Aerospace and Defense, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Automotive, and Food Manufacturing & Distribution. 
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Charles F. Olsick, Jr.

Senior Advisor

Chuck Olsick is a FOCUS senior advisor who has spent four decades developing extensive expertise building businesses that result in extraordinary value for shareholders in the Government contracting sector. He is an innovative, strategic, and tactical thinker, especially when competing where discriminating solutioning, positioning, messaging, and pricing are essential. He has considerable merger and acquisition (M&A) expertise gained through closure of four deals on the sell-side (two as President of the seller) and two on the buy-side. For start-up, small, and large businesses, he has led, managed, and executed strategic planning and achieved the company goals and objectives for quality, customer satisfaction, employee happiness, and performance. He has improved business performance of leadership, employees, operations, finance, strategic planning and execution, and business development. Chuck currently provides consulting services covering strategic planning, business and proposal development, operations, pricing, and M&A.

Dr. Vaikunth N. Gupta, Co-Founder and Partner, The Panum Group

The Panum Group, LLC is happy to receive an investment from Renovus Capital. They understand our business and crafted a transaction that worked for all parties involved. Also, FOCUS Investment Bankers’ guidance was crucial in consummating the transaction. They stood by our side every step of the way.

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John Frick, Chairman, AirVault

The strategic fit provided by this transaction is exceptional; our acquirer counts nearly every airline in the world in its customer base, which provides an exciting growth path for AirVault. The FOCUS team has been a valuable partner to us over the years, and we would not be celebrating this transaction without their help and


Tim Smith, Vice President, Smiths Machine, LLC

“Selling a family owned business is complex and emotionally taxing.  Our advisors, FOCUS Investment Banking, ran a very thorough process and identified a great deal of interest in Smiths among both strategic and private equity buyers. FOCUS quickly identified more than four hundred prospective buyers, of which sixty-five signed NDAs.  They showed tremendous persistence and


Barry Lyons, Cofounder, Sound Seal

“When we received an unsolicited offer to purchase our company we didn’t realize how much help we’d need to successfully complete the deal. We were introduced to FOCUS and know we could not have crossed the finish line without their help and advice. FOCUS stressed the importance of having multiple buyers in a competitive situation. …


Rich Mulcahy, Cofounder, Sound Seal

“FOCUS gave us the professional blueprint we needed to follow. With all the steps and the associated challenges, they successfully got us to closing. FOCUS helped us maintain our goal of working together as a team: it's like sliding into home, and your safe.”

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John Dahlberg, Owner, Embee, Inc.

“Embee, Inc. is a leader in the commercial aerospace metal finishing industry, so when I decided to sell Embee I knew that I needed top notch investment bankers to help me navigate the sale process. FOCUS was the ideal firm to find the best acquirer for Embee.

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Don Sweeney, Co-CEO, Emerging Solutions

“This is an exciting time for us. We are looking forward to the prospects ahead and feel grateful for the ongoing advice we received from FOCUS. We interviewed a number of investment banks before selecting FOCUS, and we never regretted our decision. George Shea and Manan Shah did everything possible to maximize value for our …


Kathryn Freeland, President and CEO, A-TEK, Inc.

"When we decided to re-enter the federal contracting market by acquiring a platform company, we sought to find the right investment banker with the reach, depth and breadth of knowledge of the market we were pursuing. After interviewing several bankers that were highly qualified, we met the good folks at FOCUS Investment Banking LLC. Eric …