The Team

James (Jim) E. Berkenfield – Senior Advisor

(847) 217-7635

James E. Berkenfield joins The Peakstone Group as a Senior Advisor focusing on paper and packaging companies.  Jim joins Peakstone following the sale of his disposable paper plate company, Winterfield LLC to Huhtamaki, Inc. in late 2012.

Jim is an accomplished entrepreneur and operating executive in the paper and plastics industry, starting and selling three companies over a 40 year career including Winterfield, Heartland Manufacturing, and Akron Graphic Supply Company.

Jim’s operating experience in sales and marketing, finance, supply chain, operations, and real estate as well as his experience in selling his own businesses to strategic buyers, enables him to advise business owners encountering similar operational and strategic issues with their businesses.

Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The University of Denver.  Jim also studied polymer chemistry at Loyola University in Chicago.