CEO & Director on the Board of Directors
Mr. Jeffrey A. Rogers was elected to serve as our Chief Executive Officer in December 2014, and was appointed to our Board of Directors in February 2015. Previously Mr. Rogers served as our Executive Vice President from June 2014 to December 2014. Prior to joining Universal, Mr. Rogers served as President of YRC Freight from September 2011 to October 2013, and as President of the regional LTL carrier USF Holland from September 2008 to September 2011. He spent 15 years in various operating and finance roles within YRC Worldwide, including the role of Chief Financial Officer of YRC Regional Transportation. In addition he served for 14 years with United Parcel Service in various finance and operational roles. Mr. Rogers is a military veteran who served in the U.S. Army Rangers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Kansas Newman University and a Masters in Business Administration from Baker University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Jude Beres was appointed to serve as our Chief Financial Officer in March 2016. Previously, Mr. Beres served as the Company’s Chief Administrative Officer since April 2015. Prior to joining Universal, Mr. Beres worked for multiple affiliated companies in finance and accounting and most recently served as Vice President of Finance and Accounting for Central Transport. Mr. Beres has over 19 years of experience in the less-than-truckload, truckload, intermodal and logistics industries. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Walsh College, he is married and has seven children.