David Pitman is Chairman of LightForge Academy.  He oversees the Academy’s business strategy, its relationship with investors and major partners.


With over 30 years’ experience in financial services he is currently a partner at Oakfield Capital, a private equity firm that invests in small-cap businesses in the UK. Prior to joining Oakfield, David held leadership roles at a number of wealth management companies including Close Wealth Management and Merrill Lynch International Private Client.  Other roles include Director of Marketing at the London Stock Exchange and management consultant at Gemini Consulting where he advised clients on strategic and operational issues.


David holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD and a BSc in Economics and Accounting from Bristol University.