We combine deep operating experience with disciplined planning and processes to create long term value.
Our founders were raised in a place synonymous with cheese. Naturally, they have deep roots in dairy and agriculture along with small-town values and a strong work ethic. Trading cheese and dairy products was a logical choice for the skilled team who came together as Bay Point Networks. In September 2014, ready to deliver unique solutions, they quickly grew the business by listening to their customers and working flexibly with suppliers.
The team wanted to achieve more for their manufacturing, wholesale, and foodservice customers. Leaning on their backgrounds in operations, trading, risk management, financial controls, and inventory management, they reached beyond truckloads of cheese. Soon they were including customer specific packaging, special use formulations, and product alternatives to further their mission and provide better solutions to their clients.
Today the team continues to offer finance, strategy, supply chain, procurement, and back-office services in addition to selectively deploying capital into partner companies. (A complete list of service can be found on Our Approach page.) The dedication and responsiveness to both small and large customers and vendors have led to long-standing, value-driven relationships. They take pride in their core values: transparency, confidentiality, trustworthiness, family, and community.
With their diversity of offerings, Bay Point Networks recognized a need to stay true to their roots. In March 2019, Bay Point Networks updated their name to Bay Point Food Group to more closely align with their broadened focus on the Agribusiness, Food, and Beverage industries.
Bay Point Food Group is committed to providing solutions that invest resources and long-term capital in food, beverage, and agricultural companies that create value by executing on Growth, Operations, and Finance initiatives.
Bill Van Beek
Bill Van Beek serves as the President of BPFG and focuses on the strategic and tactical initiatives and engagements of BPFG.
Prior to joining BPFG, Bill experience included leadership roles with Schneider National, UniPro Food Service Systems, and SYSCO. Additionally, Bill has owned and operated a dairy/grain farm.
Bill received a MSM from the Krannert Graduate School of Management, a MS and BS in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University.
Ethan Hendricks joined BPFG in 2018 as Vice President of Business Development and works on engagement origination, evaluation, and execution.
Prior to joining BPFG, Ethan worked for a global commodity merchandising firm, a vertically integrated dairy farming company, and he began his corporate career in agribusiness banking at Rabobank.
Ethan has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences from Northwestern University.
Joey Hansen joined BPFG in 2014 and serves as Controller.
Joey has 30 years of experience in purchasing, inside sales, accounting, financial analysis and general management as well as ownership in industrial and food businesses. Her past experience includes working for MEGTEC Systems, Green Bay Structural Steel, Kineva Foods Co, Fairplay Packaging, and Power Train Services.
Joey also holds an Associate degree in Accounting, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and an MBA in Finance. Many seminars have added additional expertise including food safety certificates from NSFI in Internal Auditing and Advanced HAACP.
Paul Schneider owns Schneider Resource Holdings. He is a Managing Director and Founder of Bay Point Food Group and Managing Director and Co-Founder of SLK Finance.
Paul received an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, an MSIS from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a BA in Economics from Northwestern University.