- Managing Director
- Economic Consulting
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- 8251 Greensboro Drive
- McLean, VA, 22102
- United States
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- B.S., Commerce, concentration in Finance and Management Information Systems, University of Virginia
Brian Pitkin is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting based in McLean, Virginia. Mr Pitkin is in the Network Industries Strategies group within the Economic Consulting practice. He has been providing financial, economic, and analytical consulting services to clients with large network infrastructure (including cable, pipeline, postal, railroad, telecommunications and transportation) for over 21 years.
Mr. Pitkin is a recognized expert in the modeling of complex networks, including detailed geospatial analyses, and has testified on costing and pricing issues before the FCC, many state regulatory commissions, administrative law judges and courts. He assists clients in evaluating strategies for market entry and provides expertise in forming restructuring plans for numerous clients. His work includes developing cash flow forecasts and long-term business plans, evaluating the financial opportunities for start-up competitive telecommunications providers, and preparing analyses to evaluate the level of competition for broadband telecommunications services. Mr. Pitkin has also assisted clients in numerous regulatory proceedings, including rate-setting proceedings and merger reviews, having assisted in gaining regulatory approval for several large mergers in the cable industry. He has provided extensive expert testimony on modeling methodologies and financial analysis in numerous proceedings around the country.
In 1993, Mr. Pitkin joined Peterson Consulting, LLP where was involved in developing and analyzing large databases and performing economic analyses. In 1994, Mr. Pitkin joined Klick, Kent & Allen, Inc. (which was subsequently acquired by FTI Consulting, Inc.) where he was involved in cost analyses for the telecommunications, railroad, pipeline and postal industries. In 2003, Mr. Pitkin started the consulting firm of InterLink, Inc. and, in 2004, merged his firm with QSI Consulting, Inc. During this time, Mr. Pitkin was principally engaged in performing detailed modeling efforts, with associated expert testimony, arisign out of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
In 2007, Mr. Pitkin joined WorldNet Telecommunications, Inc. as a Senior Vice President of Business Operations, where he was responsible for all strategic management issues, including business analysis, finance, marketing, product development, regulatory, and sales. During Mr. Pitkin’s tenure at WorldNet, he was responsible for WorldNet’s migration efforts away from resold services to self-provisioned network services, including the financial analysis for build-out scenarios. Mr. Pitkin also led WorldNet’s acquisition of an ISP to quickly gain Internet market share.
In 2009 Mr. Pitkin returned to FTI Consulting where he continues to be engaged in detailed, data intensive modeling efforts, providing expert testimony, and developing financial models and business analyses. Mr. Pitkin’s experience ranges from regulatory work to bankruptcy/turnaround analysis, business planning, and strategic consulting services.