Duane Berkey is the CEO of Westport Auto Leasing. He brings twenty five years of leadership experience; fifteen of which were spent at the senior management-level. A natural entrepreneur, Duane founded Total Communications, a telecommunications company, when he was just twenty years old.
Duane steered Total Communications through a period of rapid growth and multiple acquisitions, ultimately selling his first company to a large, publicly traded corporation. His passion for working within a customer-oriented culture and guiding well-run organizations ultimately led him to acquire a stake in Great American Capital, a large lending enterprise in South Florida. Duane was instrumental in the expansion of the lending division South Florida.
Meanwhile in 2007, he finally decided to pursue his passion of automobiles and went to work for Mercedes Benz.
Always relying on outside-of-the-box strategies, Duane developed innovative strategies around termination of client leases without penalty, increased fleet sales and expansion into new markets.
Recognizing that the auto industry is rapidly changing and that the traditional car dealership model is quickly becoming antiquated, Duane formed Westport Auto Leasing in 2017. He enjoys the challenge of responding to the dynamic industry and is excited about the opportunities it presents for his clients.
Duane Berkey resides in Westport with his wife Patricia and their adorable children.