About Us

Integrated IoT solutions from a smart, reliable team

Our Story

Caravela IoT is a solution engineering company. While we are experts in network connectivity and security, we can also own and integrate any aspect of an IoT solution to ensure a project’s success.

We work closely with our clients to design solutions that suit their goals, advising on business process improvements, reducing internal and external friction and helping recognize projected ROI.

We’re different because we bring expertise to any and all aspects of an IoT engagement. We operate our own cloud powered by Stack41, utilize open source software to control costs and avoid vendor lock-in, and can either produce our own visualization software or help utilize software from another vendor. While we’re probably not unique, you’ll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise at one organization anywhere else.

Our Leadership

Ian Favill, Caravela IoT


Ian Favill


Ian is responsible for customer relationship management, and takes point on sales and marketing efforts. He has 25+ years of experience in the technology services industry in Wisconsin, at companies including legacy AT&T, TWC Business Class and Data Holdings, which have equipped him to understand how technology applications are appropriate to business customer organizations.

Ryan Brooks, Caravela IoT


Ryan Brooks

CEO, CTO and Solution Architect

In the 1990s, Ryan co-founded inc.net, a regional Internet service provider, which supplied services to corporations in the Ameritech region. He later sold the company to Time Warner, and after Time Warner Telecom’s successful IPO and further acquisition of GST Telecom, headed their design team to develop a national network. Ryan has also worked at UPS, British Telecom and has also done extensive consulting work for Fortune 500 companies.

Our Partner

Stack41 Data Center as a Service (DCaaS)


Stack41 powers Caravela’s IIoT and Smart City Network solutions via TierIII Data Centers and Cloud Solutions. Stack41 is a Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) company operating data centers in Wisconsin and Minnesota. They provide the expertise and physical platform for business organizations to consume as much of the cloud as needed for their mission-critical applications in an economical, flexible, highly secure and performant manner.