Howard I. Bernstein, CPA
Prior to founding Howard I. Bernstein Group, Ltd., Howard I. Bernstein was a founding principal of J.H. Chapman Group, LLC (JHC), a boutique investment banking firm focused, for thirty years, in the consumer products industries, with a particular emphasis on the food industry. Howard participated in the execution of dozens of transactions that included business purchases and sales, technology licensing, joint ventures, and cross-border transactions.
Before the founding of JHC, Howard was managing officer of Bernstein & Bank, Ltd., a 90 person Chicago area CPA firm that was sold in 1982 to a large national CPA firm. Bernstein & Bank, Ltd. provided tax, accounting, audit and management advisory services to a clientele consisting mainly of privately-owned business.
Howard graduated with a BA in Accounting from the University of Illinois and received his MBA from Northwestern University.
Howard has been a speaker for, and published articles for International Food Manufacturers Association, Food Marketing Institute, National Frozen Food Association, National Association of Meat Purveyors, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, and Direct Marketing Association.