Frank Pitts

Senior Manager, Retail Development

As the third-longest-tenured employee currently at Fleet Feet, Frank has seen a lot. More importantly, he’s done a lot. As the senior retail development manager, Frank oversees all aspects of store build-outs and redesigns, managing changing timelines, complex building requirements, and contractor relationships. But as Frank puts it, it’s all worth it because he “gets to open the store and see someone start their next life journey.”

Retail and small business ownership is in Frank’s blood; he began working at his family’s general sporting goods store in eighth grade, eventually purchasing it and selling it some time later. After graduating from Bentley University with a degree in management, Frank stayed in the sporting goods industry over the next several years, working as a buyer, general manager, and product manager for both a local retail store and a large national bicycle chain before coming to Fleet Feet in 2005.

An avid runner and three-time Ironman finisher, Frank has run his hometown race, the Boston Marathon, ten times, and he is a three-time finisher of the JFK 50 Mile race. With a resting heart rate of 30 that some say makes him “legally dead,” Frank resides in Carrboro with his wife Marsha and their two sons Andrew and Thomas.