Some of these projects are projects that he starts himself and owns and operates, while others are projects he is partnering in with varied levels of active involvement. Other projects are other people’s businesses in which he may consult on short or long term basis, either as a consultant or as a board member or both. He currently sits on 9 boards for 9 different companies, spanning countries of Denmark, Sweden and the USA.
Past experience include running the fourth largest car rental company in Denmark leading a generational change in this while merging with then existing company that franchised the Budget Rent A Car for Denmark, leading the complicated joining of two vastly different company cultures, while undergoing a complete implementation of brand new IT-system and implementing a brand new bookkeeping department and taking the company from a two location in the capital of Denmark company to a nationally present company with numerous locations including one franchisee and heading up sales and development of the leasing part of the company growing this by approximately 50%. And eventually heading up the preparations, negotiations and sale of the company spinning off the leasing compartment altogether first and splitting the rest to be sold off to two separate buyers simultaneously with take over date same day 6 months following the sale of the leasing department.
During the final few years of running the car rental company Mikkel Pitzner bought Copenhagen Limousine Service which profits he grew by no less than 3200% in the first year of ownership alone while running the company “by remote control” while running the car rental business. Eventually Mikkel Pitzner went on to buy up competitor 2B At Your Service and established a separate sister company named The Private Car Company that would among other assignments handle crew transportation for big airline companies such as Air France and KLM including others such as Cimber Air and Martin Air to name a few. Subsequently a few years later also bought up competitor Alterna Limousine Service while also establishing Scandinavian Limousine Service. The limousine service companies held the highest esteem with the discerned clientele visiting the region and handled numerous high profile very big tasks including the pleasure of services no less than 3 US presidents, being George Bush, President Clinton and President O’Bama, the latter during the World Climate Summit meetings during 2009, servicing more than 200 limousines to the US Embassy of Copenhagen along with numerous other embassies, countries, royalties, celebrities, multi-conglomerates etc.
Mikkel Pitzner holds an B.SC. of Economics from University College of London, England, from which graduated with honors in 1991 and has enjoyed shorter intense courses in Political Science and Game Theory from Columbia University in New York, New York as well as a business course for CEOs at Harvard Business School in Massachusetts also.
During recent years Mikkel Pitzner has placed sincere efforts into studying online marketing, packaging, promotion, positioning etc., with some of the absolute top names within this field. New projects currently under way aim to make use of this acquired knowledge and the new trends of this speedily evolving industry. Early to adopt the Social Media, he quickly became a Social Media Expert and will on occasion advice companies and professionals on their social media presence.
In 2011 he became a bestselling author with a book collaboration called The Art and Science of Success Volume 2, Proven Strategies from Today’s Leading Experts. He followed up with another book collaboration he was invited to with Brian Tracy, called The Only Business Book You’ll Ever Need, which also instantly became a bestseller when this was released in March 2012. Mikkel Pitzner has been featured on CNBC, abc, CNNMONEY.com, Entrepreneur, Fox News, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, SmartMoney, USA Today and NBC. Yet to be aired, Mikkel Pitzner was also a guest at the Brian Tracy TV Show.
Mikkel Pitzner is also a great networker and has build an extensive network of top quality professionals and resources from all over the world and he is an active Masterminder.
“People I meet naturally ask me what I do just like I ask them the same question. but lately, I have found it difficult to offer a simple and concise answer to this, possibly because I do not do just one thing that more or less would define what I do.
I think the simple answer would be to call me a serial entrepreneur, but even that does not really tell you much of anything, does it?
So if, however, I was to let you know a little bit about what I currently do, then my reply would entail pieces of the following functions:
Very, very proud father to a beautiful and fantastic son, Gabriel
Very, very proud father to a beautiful and fantastic daughter, Angelica
Very, very proud husband to wonderful and dazzling girl, Olga
Consultancy on business plans, strategy and vision
Consultancy on marketing, website and social media marketing
Professional Board Of Directors member
Partner in a few private companies and enterprises
Small time investor
Mastermind group member and mentor
Student of life, Quantum physics and everything else. I read. I read A LOT. Mostly factuals and sometimes several books a day. Thank God for speed reading. Also thank God for great mentors and I have a few. Some dead and some thankfully still living. Some I just met via their books and writings others I know in person. I am grateful for their messages and their sharing. Most of all I am grateful for their brilliance.
I am currently building 4 new enterprises in 4 different areas of activities (and that’s just at the time of writing this).
I am always intrigued by great thinking, innovative ideas and great business opportunities and I suffer a little bit by being very excited about every new shiny object. However, with a fairly extensive experience behind me already with several mishaps (if indeed not failures) and some decent successes, then I seem to get better at dropping the more doubtful projects before I waste too much time on them and focus more on some that could pose really serious potential”.
So that said, if you have a fantastic idea that you wish to bring out into the world and that could be of great value to a lot of people, then I am willing and eager to learn about it and to see how I may serve in the process