Jim Pitman Bio

by Jeramie McPeek
VP, Digital
Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration

Jim Pitman oversees all accounting, finance, forecasting and insurance aspects of the organization and is in his 16th season as executive vice president. The Suns’ NBA finance chief also assists with salary cap and player contract management.

In addition, Pitman oversees all financial aspects of the Talking Stick Resort Arena and Phoenix Mercury (WNBA). Pitman serves as treasurer of Phoenix Suns Charities and is a board member of Special Olympics Arizona and the Valley of the Sun YMCA. He also serves on the Finance Committee for the Valley of the Sun United Way.

Pitman was named general manager of the Phoenix Mercury in October 2013, and in his first season guided the team
to their third WNBA championship and a league record for most regular season wins as the club went 29-5.

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, Ill., 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.


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