Executive Vice President & Global Head, Private Equity
Since joining BCI in 2016, Jim Pittman has led the private equity team, managing $20.7 billion in assets under management. The team is focused on growing the program’s total fund exposure, increasing direct and co-sponsor deals, and extending the program’s global reach. The private equity program maintains an active governance approach across their direct investment portfolio. With $199.6 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2021, BCI is one of the largest institutional investors in Canada.
Jim serves as a Board Director for both Refresco Group and Hayfin Capital Management, allowing him to continue collaboration efforts with portfolio company management teams on strategic, operational, and financial decisions; as well as ensuring alignment with BCI’s ESG principles, responsible investing approach, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Before joining BCI, Jim was a managing director at the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSPIB) for over ten years. During his time there, Jim co-led the implementation of the firm’s private equity strategy. Prior to PSPIB, Jim was the chief financial officer/chief operating officer for PAL Aerospace, Canada. He has a background in acquisitions, divestitures, and tax.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Jim remains involved in his community by actively supporting the Canadian National Women’s Rowing Team and the Montreal Community Cares Foundation.