Terry Barrett

Chief Strategy Officer

Terry “Motek” Barrett can leverage his 28 years of experience leading and managing High Reliability Organizations to help improve your team’s culture. His expertise ranges from executive leadership training to safety and performance coaching on offshore oil rigs and platforms around the world.

His journey began as a Space Shuttle engineer, and continued while serving more than twenty years in the United States Navy as an F/A-18 carrier aviator and test pilot. Transitioning from the military in 2009, Terry expanded his education into the Oil and Gas Industry while helping grow a startup consulting company to $80M in annual revenue.

His contributions ranged from coaching offshore drilling crews to mentoring senior executives to managing a $40M business unit as the Senior Vice President of Western Hemisphere operations. To reach the next level in leadership consulting and development, Terry co-founded CAVU International where he currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer.

Terry graduated from the University of Florida in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, and later earned a Master’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Terry trained at TOPGUN and later graduated from the USN Test Pilot School in 1998. He amassed over 4000 flight hours in over 47 different fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. He has survived 535 carrier landings on ten different carriers, and flown combat sorties in support of SOUTHERN WATCH over Iraq and DELIBERATE FORCE in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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Terry Barrett

Chief Strategy Officer

Terry “Motek” Barrett can leverage his 28 years of experience leading and managing High Reliability Organizations to help improve your team’s culture. His expertise ranges from executive leadership training to safety and performance coaching on offshore oil rigs and platforms around the world.

His journey began as a Space Shuttle engineer, and continued while serving more than twenty years in the United States Navy as an F/A-18 carrier aviator and test pilot. Transitioning from the military in 2009, Terry expanded his education into the Oil and Gas Industry while helping grow a startup consulting company to $80M in annual revenue.

His contributions ranged from coaching offshore drilling crews to mentoring senior executives to managing a $40M business unit as the Senior Vice President of Western Hemisphere operations. To reach the next level in leadership consulting and development, Terry co-founded CAVU International where he currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer.

Terry graduated from the University of Florida in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, and later earned a Master’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Terry trained at TOPGUN and later graduated from the USN Test Pilot School in 1998. He amassed over 4000 flight hours in over 47 different fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. He has survived 535 carrier landings on ten different carriers, and flown combat sorties in support of SOUTHERN WATCH over Iraq and DELIBERATE FORCE in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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