Barry Kitt

Manager - Pinnacle Family Office Investments

BS, California State University-Sacramento

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  • Bio

    Introduction

    Barry Kitt is the manager of Pinnacle Family Office Investments.

    In addition, Mr. Kitt pursues his interest in fine mineral collecting. He has been married for 29 years to his wife, Beth, who together have three grown children (two of whom are graduates of SMU’s Cox School of Business) and lives in Incline Village, NV and Plano, TX.

    Professional Experience

    As a college graduate in 1978, Mr. Kitt began working on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE). From February 1979 through June 1985, he was a Market Maker, or “trader,” on the CBOE.

    In November 1984, Mr. Kitt invested in a start-up telecommunications company in Chicago. In July 1985, he left the CBOE to devote 100% of his time to this rapidly growing telecommunications firm. He served as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, as well as Corporate Secretary, until the company was sold in May of 1990 to a Dallas-based publicly held national telecommunications company, whereupon he moved to Dallas and served as Vice President of Sales for the company that acquired his firm until November 1993.

    In November 1993, Mr. Kitt left to devote all of his time to the start-up of The Pinnacle Fund L. P., an investment partnership. In 2005, he started a second fund, Pinnacle China Fund, L.P.  After 17 years of managing the Pinnacle Funds, in 2010, Kitt closed both investment partnerships to open Pinnacle Family Office Investments, L.P.

    Education

    Mr. Kitt graduated in 1978 from California State University-Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.