Originally from Denmark, but now residing in sunny Florida in the USA, Mikkel Pitzner engages in many, varied projects and loves the diversity he finds in these. 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.
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 also founded and successfully ran an import and distribution company of scuba diving equipment until that company was sold to a German distributor just a few years following the foundation.
Mikkel is a partner of Freetrailer (which comprises of Freetrailer Denmark, Freetrailer Sweden and soon Freetrailer Germany and other nations) and of a very unique advertising and marketing bureau named Aksel & Ko, as well as a yet to be publicized company that operates a platform called woogie-woogie making it possible for companies to operate all their rental businesses in new and more efficient ways.
A sought after professional board member Mikkel Pitzner currently sits on boards of companies spanning the US, Denmark, Sweden and Poland, including privately held as well as publicly traded companies.
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. He has taken this knowledge and establish a marketing company called “Amazing Ideas, Inc.” that helps entrepreneurs, professionals and businesses (private companies as well as publicly traded companies) obtain a hugely improved return on their marketing dollar while ensuring a sound and solid online presence. Amazing Ideas, Inc. focuses predominantly on the digital marketing and on what Mikkel calls “the digital dna” of its customers.
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 has continued his multiple best selling author status with 8 best selling books published so far. He teaches entrepreneurs how to create a business that will provide for the lifestyle of your choice while taking you off the treadmill of your job, so you can spend your time on things of your choosing. A list of Mikkel Pitzner’s books is given below (and he has several more under way):
The Art And Science Of Success, Vol 2
The Only Business Book You’ll Ever Need
The Success Secret
New Rules Of The Game
Mikkel Pitzner’s Trade Secrets For Marketing Your Business Online
Masterminds’s Insights To Business Success
Breaking Through (2014)
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, America’s PremierExperts, Børsen, Berlingske Tidende, Erhvervsbladet and Näringsliv. Mikkel Pitzner was also a guest at the Brian Tracy TV Show, which has been aired on several large US TV Networks. He was a guest also at Amino TV, The Secret Entourage and radio program Money for Lunch.
Mikkel Pitzner is currently finalizing work on several information products on each its own topic, but all based on experiences of his own and from his vast studies and education. One of these products soon to be released teaches the basic tools need for entrepreneurs to run their business another on its way is the goal setting program.
Recently relocated back from Colorado to Florida with wife Olga, son Gabriel and daughter Angelica and building several new business ventures simultaneously, all while helping several US and international businesses in a struggling and challenging economy.
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.
Privately Mikkel loves spending time with his little family, traveling the world including exotic places. He is an avid and very accomplished scuba diver and has co-founded the Project Baseline Gulfstream chapter, a very cool non-for-profit endeavor that is part of a worldwide initiative. He takes photos, likes to ski, is a movie buff and so much more. He loves great challenges and has completed a US Ironman Championship including numerous Olympic distance Triathlons and several Marathons.
From Mikkel himself:
“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
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
And creator of programs designed to help individual, professionals and businesses achieve more and become more.
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 several new enterprises in several different and unrelated areas of activities.
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”.
To learn more about Mikkel Pitzner, please visit www.mikkelpitzner.com or contact him directly via contact details given below.