Jim Pitman oversees all accounting, finance, and insurance aspects of the Phoenix Suns organization and is in his 14th season as Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer. The Suns’ NBA finance chief also assists with salary cap and player contract management, as well as directs the Jr. Suns/Jr. Mercury Youth Basketball programs and Suns Basketball Camps. In addition, Pitman oversees all financial aspects of the US Airways Center, Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), Jefferson Street Garage and Jefferson Street Signage District. As General Manager of the Mercury, he oversees all aspects of basketball operations for the team.
Pitman serves as Treasurer of Phoenix Suns Charities and is a board member of the Valley of the Sun YMCA and Special Olympics Arizona. He also serves on the Finance Committee for the Valley of the Sun United Way.
Coming to the Suns in 1992 as Assistant Controller, he moved up to Corporate Controller and Vice President of Finance before his most recent promotion. Prior to the Suns, he spent nearly five years in the audit division of the Phoenix office of Arthur Andersen with client responsibility in the professional sports, hospitality, and wholesale distribution industries.
A native of Rio, IL, Pitman is a 1987 graduate of the University of Illinois where he earned a degree in accountancy.
Pitman and his wife Linda live in Phoenix. He has two children, Amy (21) and Kyle (19), and lists basketball and golf as his favorite out-of-office activities.