Devin BurkeCEO

Working in sales in a variety of industries, Devin found his niche as a salesman in the shipping industry in 1985.  He joined Universal Cargo in 1991 as a salesman.  In 2000, when the owner at the time decided to retire, Devin bought the company.  Since that time, the company has grown from a small staff of 6 to the current staff of 30+ with offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Virginia.

A native Southern Californian, Devin was raised in a bohemian household, dropped out of high school, and never graduated college. Lacking a formal education, Devin learned about sales and business from reading books and attending seminars.

A major turning point in his life was when he became a born again Christian in 1979. He met his wife Shirley in 1981, and they had four sons. After the boys became adults, Shirley joined Devin in managing Universal Cargo.


Bucket List

  • Travel to 100 countries
  • Write his novel
  • Learn conversational Mandarin, Spanish, and French

What did you want to be growing up?

Rock Star

What is your Favorite Food / Comfort Food?

My wife's vegetarian lasagna

What is your Favorite Animal?

Tiger
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