Eric Bitetto, M.A., M.P.H.
Eric is the owner and principal Financial Advisor of Semper Fortis Financial, LLC. Since 2014, we have been building a boutique-style family financial practice where we put all of our energy into building our relationship with you first while putting you in the best possible position to be successful financially and in life.
Prior to starting his own business, Eric was a Licensed Mental Health Counselor originally. He holds a Master of Public Health from CUNY Hunter College and a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Eric earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Long Island University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Eric spent 10 years in the healthcare industry in various clinical and management roles throughout the behavioral health sector before transitioning into the financial industry. He always possessed the desire to be an entrepreneur and believed he could apply his genuine concern for people and his love for building relationships and use it to advise his clients in a new way - to help them achieve their financial goals.
Additionally, Eric is very active in his communities. He is a member of the Horry Georgetown County Builders Association, Chicora Myrtle Beach, SC Rotary Club, and the Horry County Republican Party. He serves in the community through these organizations whenever there is a service project and an opportunity to help. He was also a member of the Garden City, NY Kiwanis Club as well the Garden City, NY & Saratoga, NY Chambers of Commerce and was an ambassador for the chamber before moving to South Carolina. Eric also volunteers his time for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF). He is a team member and part of the advisory committees for the South Carolina & Florida programs. Eric is also very involved in his church community and serves as a member of several service teams.
Eric relocated to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in June 2020 from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. with his wife Janine, their son Michael, and their dog Baxter. Since being in South Carolina, Eric and his family rescued two puppies named Bob and Marty. Prior, he was a lifelong New Yorker. He lived on Long Island for 6 years and is originally from Queens, NY.
Janine Bitetto, MA
Client Relationship Manager
Janine Bitetto holds the position of Client Relationship Manager at Semper Fortis Financial, where she fosters strong connections with clients. Originally hailing from Long Island, NY, she relocated to Myrtle Beach, SC, in 2020. Together with her husband Eric, they have been happily married since 2013 and are proud parents to their son Michael. Their two beloved dogs, Bob and Marty, complete their loving household.
Janine's educational background lies in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She obtained her master's degree in 2010 from St. John's University and dedicated herself to working as a full-time Speech Pathologist until the birth of her son in 2016. Since then, she has focused on being a devoted mother while maintaining a small speech therapy practice and serving as an adjunct professor. With unwavering support and enthusiasm for her husband's financial practice, Janine formally joined Semper Fortis Financial, LLC, in 2023. She aims to elevate the client experience and provide exceptional service. She recently acquired her Life, Accident, and Health producer license to assist clients with their insurance needs.
Outside the office, Janine's responsibilities include homeschooling their son and overseeing a homeschool cooperative at their church. Additionally, she actively contributes to the Coastline Women’s Center board, a ministry dedicated to supporting women and their babies in Horry County. Janine indulges in her passion for baking and cherishes moments spent with her loved ones in her leisure time. She also enjoys traveling and embarking on road trips to discover new destinations.