Pitt Means co-founded Berntson Porter Corporate Advisory in 2017, and currently serves as a Managing Director. In his role, Pitt advises private companies on major capital transactions including business sales, acquisitions, and raising capital. His experience includes transactions across a range of industries, including Manufacturing & Distribution, Business Services, Construction Products & Services, and Food Processing.
Prior to BPCA, Pitt spent three years as a Senior Director with a Seattle-based M&A advisory firm, where his responsibilities included marketing, business development and transaction execution.
From 2005 to 2014, Pitt held operating roles with ShareBuilder Securities and United Online, holding positions in Business Development, Strategy, and Marketing. At ShareBuilder, Pitt helped launch and grow the ShareBuilder 401(k) business line, including developing product and pricing specifications, securing strategic marketing partnerships, and creating a reseller channel. After supporting the acquisition and integration with ING DIRECT, Pitt ran the IRA business for ING DIRECT, significantly accelerating growth in accounts and assets while leading efforts to improve the customer experience. At United Online, Pitt ran customer acquisition marketing for the Classmates business line, responsible for generating registrations through search, display, affiliates, and social media channels.
Pitt previously worked as an investment banker with Montgomery Securities in San Francisco and Delafield Hambrecht in Seattle.
Pitt received a B.A. in Economics from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Pitt holds FINRA Series 7, 28, 66 and 79 licenses.