Trusted advisors. Winning outcomes.

“From my experience as a NATO Representative for the French National Assembly, Robert Pittenger has a clear understanding of global security challenges and is thoughtfully looking ahead to the next ones. Anyone can greatly benefit from his adept knowledge and expertise.”

— HON. Sonia Krimi, PhD, former Member of the French National Assembly

It’s who you know.

Former U.S. Congressman Robert Pittenger and his team have spent decades developing a trusted network of business, government, and non-profit leaders. Pittenger Global Advisory harnesses our global contacts’ wealth of knowledge to provide your organization with the best information on security risks,  market intelligence, and the best opportunities. We’ll be right by your side as you navigate the twists and turns of an ever-changing global environment.

Our bespoke services include:

  • Introductions to influential global figures, e.g. members of the U.S. Congress, members of parliaments, other foreign government officials, foreign diplomats posted to Washington, D.C., and others
  • Assessments on geopolitical and security risks
  • Advisory services on international market conditions

Our Team

Congressman Robert Pittenger represented the Charlotte, North Carolina area in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013-2019, with a focus on national security, foreign investment reform, pro-growth tax reform, and religious freedom. He served as Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, and as Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance.

Congressman Pittenger helped lead a bipartisan reform of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the only U.S. government agency tasked with identifying foreign investments with the potential to threaten national security. The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), which Congressman Pittenger co-authored with Senator John Cornyn of Texas, cracked down on malicious foreign investments targeting national security technology. FIRRMA was signed into law by President Trump in 2018. Congressman Pittenger is an advocate for increased global cooperation in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism, and received bipartisan recognition from his colleagues in Congress for elevating the issue of “terrorism financing” as a strategic front in the war on terror.

As both a private citizen and government official, Congressman Pittenger has developed relationships with hundreds of world leaders and security experts. The centerpiece of his work has been his organization of the annual Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum (PI-SF), which has convened 26 times around the world since 2014. The PI-SF brings together more than 2,600 parliamentary leaders and other senior officials and subject matter experts from countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America to discuss the most pressing geopolitical and security topics of our time. PI-SF fora are hosted by the speakers and leaders of international parliamentary bodies, who provide the letters of invitation to the PI-SF list of over 35,000 Members of Parliament from 160 countries. Topics discussed include counterterror finance, cyber security, data sharing, digital currencies, 5G, AI, quantum computing, human trafficking, strategic minerals, supply chain security, energy security, religious freedom, illicit trade, adversarial foreign investments, and transnational criminal issues.

Born and raised in Texas, Robert was the youngest of four children. Upon graduating from the University of Texas, Congressman Pittenger worked for 10 years as Assistant to the President of Campus Crusade for Christ, Dr. Bill Bright, helping to bring the work of the organization to over 170 countries. In 1985, Congressman Pittenger moved to Charlotte, where he built a successful national real estate investment company from scratch.

Congressman Pittenger and his wife, Suzanne, live in Charlotte. They have four grown children and seventeen adorable grandchildren.