Jim Allwein has over 25 years of experience in financial management, planning, controls, procedures and compliance. Prior to becoming a North Castle Operating Advisor, Jim was the CFO of Atkins, a former North Castle company. He also held financial positions at Great Brands of Europe/Danone International Brands and Hitachi America. In his current Operating Advisor role, Jim has been deeply involved in assisting North Castle with finance and accounting due diligence and has also worked closely with the management teams of Maya Kaimal, Windham Mountain, Full Swing Golf, Kettlebell Kitchen, VitaCup and ProSupps. As CFO of Atkins from 2006 to 2015, Jim led the successful financial turnaround of the company which resulted in the doubling of sales and tripling of earnings and an eventual sale in 2010. During his tenure as Corporate Controller of Acirca-Walnut Acres, the company achieved $75 million in retail sales by its second year. Jim assisted with the sale of the company in 2004 and was appointed CFO of non-acquired division, Organic Ingredients. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Post College and attended Hitachi Overseas management training.