Tim Berkness has been integrally involved in Republican politics since 1988. He manages fundraising direct mail programs, voter mail production, database development and data acquisition for clients of the Voyageur Company.

Tim and the team at his full-service direct mail firm, Pinnacle Direct, combine leading edge technology and proven results with the best customer service in the industry to ensure clients of the Voyageur Company are in boxes on time and on budget.

Based in Minnesota, Tim and Pinnacle Direct have provided comprehensive direct marketing programs for political, non-profit and corporate clients for over 20 years.

Tim’s programs maximize revenue from the existing donor database while also implementing a cost effective and successful prospecting effort to acquire new donors. He has developed proprietary methods of ensuring mailing lists are of the highest quality in the industry.

Tim grew up in southwestern Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota. He worked in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senator Rudy Boschwitz, was the Field Director for the Republican Party of Minnesota and subsequently managed several winning legislative and congressional campaigns. In 1993, he co-founded a successful telecommunications company and formed Pinnacle Direct in 1996.

Campaigns & Elections Politics magazine named Pinnacle Direct as one of the nation’s top 10 direct mail firms with the “Best Client Lists.”