B. Wayne Coleman
Wayne is the C.E.O. and owner of CV International, Inc. Over the course of more than 36 years, Wayne has worked for ocean carriers, a vessel agency, and a freight forwarder before starting his own company.
Wayne started his career with a small, Norfolk, VA based freight forwarder, eventually moving on to a major vessel agency where he boarded vessels and worked closely with U. S. Customs, Immigration, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other government agencies on regulatory matters.
Wayne’s career took him to a major ocean carrier, where he progressed through ocean documentation, traffic, operations, and sales. In 1980 he rejoined the freight forwarder where his career started. In 1984 he opened his own business, Coleman International, today known as CV International (CVI).
From CVI’s early beginnings as a forwarder, Wayne has overseen the growth and expansion of the company by focusing on results oriented logistics solutions for customers. Under his leadership, the company has diversified from forwarding into customs brokerage, then transportation through its NVOCC and IATA air division, door-to-door cargo management, and eventually into vessel agency services with the acquisition of Capes Shipping.
Wayne received his bachelor of science in business administration from Old Dominion University and is a licensed customs broker.
Michael W. Coleman
Mike is president of CV International, Inc., a leading full-service, family-owned, freight forwarder, customs broker, NVOCC and vessel agency (also d/b/a Capes Shipping Agencies). He started working for the company in 1996 in ocean documentation and, after working in various capacities within the organization, was named president in 2006.
Mike has served on multiple trade boards and currently serves as an officer of the Virginia Maritime Association and board member of the Hampton Roads Shipping Association. He is an active member of the Propeller Club and the Hampton Roads Coal Association. He previously served as president of the Hampton Roads Global Commerce Council. Mike is a member of the adjunct faculty of the Old Dominion University Maritime Institute and makes regular presentations on a wide range of topics related to international trade.
Mike is an active member of local community organizations. He has previously served on the Board of the Norfolk Sister Cities Association. Mike currently serves on the Board of Trustees and finance committee of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Newport News, VA and as a member of the board of the Greater Norfolk Corporation. In 2015, he was included in Inside Business: The Hampton Roads Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40.
Mike received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond, his juris doctor and bachelor of civil laws from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, he was managing editor and member of the Louisiana Law Review. He is a licensed customs broker and is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Executive Vice President
Michael serves as EVP/Vice President, Finance & Accounting for CVI. He is responsible for management of accounting and finance, sales and business development, human resources and information technology.
Michael graduated from Christopher Newport University and is a licensed CPA within the Commonwealth of Virginia with over 25 years of accounting experience in public and private accounting. Before joining CVI, he was Chief Financial Officer of Marathon Development Group in Norfolk, VA.
Previously, he served as Treasurer of Pre-Mix Industries, a multi-state manufacturer of Quikrete products, headquartered in Chesapeake, VA. Michael received his public accounting experience with the firm that is today Witt Mares and Company.
Michael resides in Battery Park, VA with his wife.