Our Team

Charthouse Holdings is led by experienced professionals with deep backgrounds in leading, growing, advising, and supporting the transportation and logistics industry. We have held positions on boards of directors and in operating roles at some of the most distinguished transportation companies in the world. Most importantly, we have “sat in your seat” and understand what it takes to help transition and build market leaders. The leadership team’s experience and connections across industries will provide continuous support to Charthouse’s value-creation strategy.

Jeff Rogers

Chief Executive Officer

With over 40 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, Rogers brings a practiced, steady hand to steer the Charthouse Holdings ship. From 2015 to 2020, he served as CEO of Universal Logistics Holdings, an asset-light provider of transport and logistics solutions throughout North America, and he has held multiple executive positions at YRC Worldwide. Rogers began his logistics career at United Parcel Service after his military service ended, where he held multiple positions in operations and finance.

Edwin J. Lukas


Edwin J. Lukas is a trusted advisor to public and private companies, clients, and friends. He has over 25 years of experience in corporate law, acquisitions, finance, capital markets, business development, and private client services. Lukas is the founder of Vistula PLC, a business law firm for emerging and established companies, investors, and family enterprises. He previously served as executive vice president and general counsel of a prominent single-family office in the Great Lakes Region, and he is currently on the board of Pinnacle MEP Holdings LLC, PAM Transportation Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTSI), United Petroleum Transports, Inc. and Universal Traffic Services, Inc. Lukas is also a former partner of Bodman PLC in Detroit.

Gary N. Lewis


Gary N. Lewis is the founder and managing partner of Aquila Equity Partners, an entrepreneurial private investment firm focused on partnering with growth-focused management teams and operating businesses. He brings over 20 years of private equity investing, investment banking, and operational experience to the firm, including involvement in approximately $8 billion in transaction and advisory assignments. His work with growth-focused middle-market companies across industries has included a host of transportation and logistics organizations. For most of his career, Lewis has been responsible for deal origination, transaction execution, and post-closing strategic and operational support of portfolio companies, including serving in interim executive roles.