Douglas Pitt Biography
Douglas Pitt(Douglas Pitt Douglas) Mitchell Pittis an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Republic of Tanzania, an appointment he has held since April 2010. He is the founder of Care To Learn, a USA based domestic charity that funds emergent health, hunger and hygiene needs for children.
His business career started with his founding ServiceWorld Computer Center in April 1991 which merged with TSI Global in July 2013.
A large focus of his work is in East Africa doing water projects as a Board Member of WorldServe International. Pitt is the owner of Pitt Development Group, a firm that specializes in the development of medical office space.
Douglas Pitt Age
Douglas Mitchell Pitt is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He was born on November 2.1966 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Pitt is 52 years old as of 2018.
Douglas Pitt Family
Pitt was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Jane Etta (née Hillhouse), a school counselor, and William Alvin Pitt, who ran a trucking firm and is involved in real estate. He has an older brother, the actor Brad Pitt, and a younger sister, Julie Neal. The Pitt siblings all engage in a variety of humanitarian activities in Africa. He attended schools in Springfield, graduating from Kickapoo High School. He graduated from Missouri State University in 1990.
Douglas Pitt Married | Douglas Pitt Wife | Douglas Pitt Children’s
Douglas is married to Lisa. The couple has three children: Landon, Sydney, and Reagan. Brad was best man when Doug married Lisa Stancer 24 years ago in Springfield at the Cornerstone non-denominational church. The three siblings are close, says their mother.
Douglas Pitt Net worth
Douglas Pitt has an estimated net worth of $253 Thousand dollars as of2019. He owns over 2,000 units of Great Southern stock worth over $183,489 and over the last 3 years, he sold GSBC stock worth over $0. In addition, he makes $69,560 as Independent Director at Great Southern.
Douglas Pitt Photography
He has been a photographic enthusiast for over 20 years. He has done photo exhibits in galleries in New York, Pennsylvania, California, Minnesota, and Missouri, with proceeds going to clean water. His photos have been featured in numerous domestic and international publications.
Douglas Pitt GSBC stock SEC Form 4 insider trading
Douglas has made over 2 trades of the Great Southern stock since 2016, according to Form 4 filled with the SEC. Most recently he bought 2,000 units of GSBC stock worth $103,160 on 29 January 2018.
The largest trade he’s ever made was buying 2,000 units of Great Southern stock on 29 January 2018 worth over $103,160. On average, Douglas trades about 600 units every 126 days since 2016. As of 29 January 2018 he still owns at least 3,100 units of Great Southern stock.
Douglas Pitt Business
In 1991, he founded ServiceWorld Computer Center. In November 2007, the 55 years old sold a 75% interest in ServiceWorld Computer Center to Miami Nations Enterprises, the Indian Tribe of Miami, Oklahoma. He remained an owner and principal operational partner of ServiceWorld. ServiceWorld is a past recipient of the W. Curtis Strube Small Business of the Year and in 2010 was awarded the SBJ Philanthropic Business of the Year.
In 2012, Pitt formed TSI Integrated Services in partnership with TSI Global, a St. Louis corporation. In May 2013, the Tribe of Miami purchased a controlling interest in TSI Global. He and the Tribe merged ServiceWorld into TSI Global in July 2013 where Pitt remains an operational member. As part of the technology family, Pitt had formed Nexus Underground in 2012, which provides cloud-based services. Nexus Underground was sold by Pitt to the Miami Tribe and merged into TSI Global in August 2013. As a tribal-owned entity, MBS and the Miami tribe were recognized in August 2013 as the 8a Business of the Year.
In November of 2017, he purchased back his computer company from TSI. The new entity Douglas Pitt Technology Group consists of Nexio Technologies (IT/Networking Services) / LoVo Integrations (Low Voltage, AV, Fiber Optics) / Syndeo Solutions (Cloud Services). His’s Technology Group is managed by Kevin Waterland, a principal in the companies. In 2018, PTG acquired ConceptiCode; a specialty software development company. In early 2019, PTG acquired AVMAN; an audiovisual consulting and implementation company originally founded in 2001.
In July 2013, he launched an Innovation and Business Incubation Center in owned retail space in conjunction with the Ozark Chamber of Commerce in Ozark, Missouri. Pitt joined the Board of Directors of Great Southern Bank in January 2015. Great Southern Bank is traded on the NASDAQ market under the symbol GSBC.
Outside of the technology industry, he is a real estate investor. His company, PITT Development Group is a specialty development company in medical/clinical office space with offices in Springfield & St. Louis, Missouri. PDG holds property and managed properties in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas & Oklahoma.
Douglas Pitt Projects in Africa
He first started his International service with Convoy of Hope, doing hunger missions in Budapest and Portugal. Pitt teamed up with WorldServe International in 2005. The American native is a current Board Member of WorldServe and helped the organization grow into one of the largest private drilling companies in East Africa, via MajiTech, a Tanzanian wholly owned company of WorldServe. Since Pitt’s involvement in 2005, WorldServe has provided clean water to over 2,000,000 Tanzanians. Pitt has worked tirelessly to bring the global challenge of clean water into focus, commenting, “Today 18,000 children will die from preventable diseases like pneumonia or diarrhea simply because they don’t have access to clean water.
“In 2012, WorldServe brought two drilling rigs online in Kenya serving the refugee crises areas in Dadaab and eastern Kenya. In addition to water wells, WorldServe has also developed numerous medical dispensaries, sanitation buildings, and schools.
In July 2010, he was recognized by President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, in New York City at an event where he was named Tanzania’s first ever Goodwill Ambassador for the United Republic of Tanzania. His duties include working with the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Water, agriculture, education, and wildlife. In 2014, Pitt has partnered with both private and government groups to address anti-poaching measures in Tanzania.
In July 2013, Pitt hosted NFL future Hall of Famer Ray Lewis on his first trip to Tanzania, raising funds for clean water.
In 2016, Waterboys.org was formed. Featured in an NFL network commercial, hosted by Matthew McConaughey, the mission to bring life-sustaining well water to east African communities in need was introduced nationally, featuring NFL defensive end, Chris Long. Through the Chris Long Foundation, Long and Pitt launched this initiative to utilize Long’s NFL connections to join fellow football players, their fans and their locker rooms to raise money to fund Waterboys in Africa.
In 2017, Waterboys.org ended the year with 31 wells funded and provided clean water to over 100,000 people. In March 2019, Pitt climbed Kilimanjaro for the third time as part of the Waterboys Conquering Kili 2019 Class which included several veterans along with founder Chris Long and fellow NFL players Haloti Ngata, Beau Allen, Jason Kelce and Rob Ninkovich. Pitt was also joined by his son, Landon.
Douglas Pitt Philanthropy
He has served on many boards in Missouri starting with Big Brothers Big Sisters in 1995. Since then, some of the others such as Make A Wish; Easter Seals; The Red Cross, and is a past Chairman of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on many community task forces involving Co-Chairing the Homeless Task Force in 2010 and serving on the Ready To Learn child project in 2013.
In 2013, Pitt was named to the Advisory Council of The ONE Organization of Missouri.
He has been an Executive Consultant for Enactus since 2011. Enactus is an international non-profit with 70,000 active students in 36 countries. Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
Douglas Pitt Care to Learn
In 2007, he heard sobering statistics on poverty in Southwest Missouri, including humiliating stories of what kids were suffering through. He founded Care to Learn to provide emergent funding for child health, hunger and hygiene needs. The fund started in April 2008, and by early 2017, has grown to 35 Chapters. April 2019 marks the organization’s 10th anniversary and its one millionth need to be fulfilled.
Care to Learn is active in advocacy of children’s rights and works to redevelop child support programs. The story that particularly bothered him most was one of a fifth-grade boy being teased mercilessly because he had to wear his mom’s jeans to school. “I think why it bothers me so much is because it’s so easy to fix,” he says. “And here I couldn’t find that kid. I didn’t know who he was.”In 2017, he stepped down as President of the Board of Directors, now operating as founder and President Emeritus.
A St. Louis CTL Board was formed in 2015 and now oversees the CTL mission over the St. Louis metro area. The Board is led by Mercy Health Systems Executive VP, Donn Sorensen. The Board consists of many local business leaders and noted celebrities like Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Cardinals Hall of Famer Jim Edmonds, and Hockey Hall of Famer Brett Hull.
Douglas Pitt Biking
He is an avid road, mountain bike and urban bicyclist that supports numerous biking organizations. He also works to promote safe biking lanes; city and mountain bike trail systems; and bike health and safety. Pitt hosts biking fundraisers domestically and internationally.
In January 2011, Douglas became the first American on record to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and descend on a mountain bike. Biking is illegal on Kilimanjaro and permission was granted via the Tanzanian government. The ride was sponsored by Trek Bikes, Eddie Bauer/First Ascent, and the Hershey Company. As a fundraiser, the event raised $750,000 for clean water projects in Tanzania. He duplicated this effort in March 2013 hosting a mountain biking trip down Kilimanjaro that netted $250,000 for clean water.
An additional $100,000 was raised with sponsors Trek Bikes, Otter Box, Pentair, and Jimmy Johns as Pitt completed the 2012 Leadville 100 Mountain Bike race in Leadville, Colorado—an event he had to complete under the 12-hour deadline to collect the $100,000 for clean water; his time was 10 hours, 22 minutes.