About Mike

Mike PItcher,
A SPEAKER with Heart.

It takes excellent leadership for a company to get recognized as the top place to work. Through his experience, Mike Pitcher has brought these leadership elements to the C-suite for more than 35 years at some of the most recognized names in Corporate America. That’s what he brings to the stage at the nation’s top events and what he will bring to your organization.

History

Experience Matters.

35+ Years of business experience

20+ Years of
C-Level experience

Expansive History of Success

35 years of domestic US and international leadership experience – Pitney Bowes, Dell, LeasePlan
Turnaround expert - increasing revenue and profit, while building record setting employee engagement
Diversity of leadership roles from startups (5 employees) to corporations with over 35,000 employees
#1 Place to work in Atlanta & Chicago – AJC & Chicago Tribune
Top 25 Best Places to Work– Best Medium Size Companies – Fortune Magazine
Pitney Bowes – Outstanding International Unit of the Year
Outstanding CEO in Atlanta - AJC
LeasePlan – Country of the Year
Mike Pitcher Headshot

Why Mike?

Mike Pitcher is the former CEO of LeasePlan USA, and the former president of Efficiency Enterprises. He has held senior leadership positions at both Dell Computer and Pitney Bowes. Under Mike’s leadership at LeasePlan, the company was recognized as the best mid-sized company to work for in the city of Atlanta (Twice), as well as one of the best mid-sized companies to work for in the USA, by Forbes magazine. He was also personally recognized as the Top CEO for mid-sized companies by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. In 2012, LeasePlan was the first major leasing company to institute a complete cell phone ban while driving a company owned vehicle. He is a frequent key note speaker on the subject of preventing crashes caused by distracted driving. Mike is a graduate of the University of Louisiana and earned his MBA from Emory University.  He published his first book  in 2016, the “Seven eLements of Leadership for a New Breed of Leader”, in which he describes his leadership philosophy. He resides in Atlanta with his wife, Sheri, and has four daughters.

Testimonials

See what People are Saying.

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Dan Roberts

CEO, Ouellette and Associates
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Santiago Marquez

CEO, Ga Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
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Brian Duke

Atlanta CIO Forum
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John Hyatt

Ga Hispanic Leadership Forum
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Kiran Gangaraju

Selan Consulting
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Julie Gareleck

Junction – Creative
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Gabe Vacca

Ga Hispanic Leadership Forum
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Sheila Wyatt

Account Exec., Worldplay US
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Kevin Ford

Insperity

More Testimonials

“Mike Pitcher’s Seven eLements of Leadership is an excellent program for the development of our partner teams in the Americas. In the several events we have had Mike participate, his message was insightful and relevant on a business and personal level, delivered in an engaging and energizing way.”

John Moses

Vice President,
Americas Partner Organization,
Cisco Systems

“Mike Pitcher’s Seven eLements is one of the best leadership books I have ever read, and I have read many.  I told Mike I was going to write the shortest leadership book ever released. The content of my book would be READ MIKE PITCHER’S BOOK.”

Charlie Merinoff

Co Chairman of the Board,
Breakthru Beverage Group

Mike delivered the Keynote at our 2016 Business Expo and Luncheon in front of 400 business owners and professionals. His 7 Elements of Leadership enlightened and energized the crowd. This was the day after the Presidential election, and Mike was delivering his message to a mostly Hispanic crowd. Yet, Mike managed to provide inspiration and motivation to all the participants, despite their political affiliations, proving that his message resonates with authenticity and purpose. Mike, will be our featured speaker at our 2017, Leadership Conference at the Global Headquarters at UPS, speaking to a group comprised of mostly Hispanic Professionals and Entrepreneurs.

Santiago R. Marquez

President and CEO,
GHCC

Mike brought his special blend of motivation, insight, humor, and storytelling to the women at ProWIN (Professional Women’s Information Network). Truly one of the best speakers we’ve had for our luncheon speaker series. We’re not a pushover crowd, so when I say he wow’d the audience, believe me, he did. The entire audience enjoyed absorbing Mike’s leadership eLements as he weaved stories into his presentation with such engaging style and charisma. I had read Mike’s book prior to his presentation, and watching him tell the Dad story was the icing on top. That one hit a home run with our group. I heard more than a few sniffles in the room. Bravo!

Anita R. Henderson

President,
Professional Women's Information Network (ProWIN) 2017

Mike Pitcher shares his Seven eLements of Leadership through intensely personal storytelling. You feel you are sitting across from him and traveling with him─reacting to the realities, experiencing the lessons learned, and practicing the approaches so that you can embrace each eLement for your own leadership journey.

Helene G. Lollis

President & CEO,
Pathbuilders

Mike captured the hearts and minds of our global sales force through an authentic, humorous delivery of his seven elements of leadership. Part of what made his delivery so effective was the use of personal stories which illustrated how leadership had played out in his life over the course of his career. Mike created a lasting impression with everyone in that room – who walked away with a desire to inspire others in their lives.

Melissa Smith

President and CEO,
WEX Inc.

“Mike, Thank you so much for your presentation to The Brain Trust on Leadership. As a group of CEO’s we’re a hard bunch to please, however I’m delighted to say that your presentation was in the top two presentations we’ve received in 252 meetings over 21 years. The value was priceless as we endeavor to take our skills to the next level. And you showed us how executing on your brand of leadership will also have a large, positive impact on our respective company cultures.”

Tom Cramer

Brain Trust CEO Forum

Mike delivered the Keynote at our 2016 Global Sales Conference and set the tone for the week. His 7 eLements of Leadership provided something for everyone, both professionally and personally. Mike’s energy, passion and commitment comes through in every word and had our audience engaged from the minute he stepped on the stage. A year later, our sales team still references Mike and his lessons.

Bernie Kavanagh

Senior Vice President, Sales,
WEX Inc.

“Mike Pitcher’s Seven eLements of Leadership is an excellent program for the development of our partner teams in the Americas. In the several events we have had Mike participate, his message was insightful and relevant on a business and personal level, delivered in an engaging and energizing way.”

John Moses

Vice President,
Americas Partner Organization,
Cisco Systems

“Mike Pitcher’s Seven eLements is one of the best leadership books I have ever read, and I have read many.  I told Mike I was going to write the shortest leadership book ever released. The content of my book would be READ MIKE PITCHER’S BOOK.”

Charlie Merinoff

Co Chairman of the Board,
Breakthru Beverage Group

“The best thing I can say about Mike Pitcher’s presentation is that it is actionable. People do things differently after seeing Mike speak about the Seven eLements. Isn’t that why you bring in a speaker?”

Brian Barber

former President of AFLA,
Automotive Fleet Leasing Association

"Mike delivered the Keynote at our Business Expo and Luncheon in front of 400 business owners and professionals. His 7 Elements of Leadership enlightened and energized the crowd. This was the day after the Presidential election, and Mike was delivering his message to a mostly Hispanic crowd. Yet, Mike managed to provide inspiration and motivation to all the participants, despite their political affiliations, proving that his message resonates with authenticity and purpose. Mike, was our featured speaker at our, Leadership Conference at the Global Headquarters at UPS, speaking to a group comprised of mostly Hispanic Professionals and Entrepreneurs."

Santiago R. Marquez

President and CEO,
GHCC

"Mike brought his special blend of motivation, insight, humor, and storytelling to the women at ProWIN (Professional Women’s Information Network). Truly one of the best speakers we’ve had for our luncheon speaker series. We’re not a pushover crowd, so when I say he wow’d the audience, believe me, he did. The entire audience enjoyed absorbing Mike’s leadership eLements as he weaved stories into his presentation with such engaging style and charisma. I had read Mike’s book prior to his presentation, and watching him tell the Dad story was the icing on top. That one hit a home run with our group. I heard more than a few sniffles in the room. Bravo!"

Anita R. Henderson

President,
Professional Women's Information Network (ProWIN)

"Mike captured the hearts and minds of our global sales force through an authentic, humorous delivery of his seven elements of leadership. Part of what made his delivery so effective was the use of personal stories which illustrated how leadership had played out in his life over the course of his career. Mike created a lasting impression with everyone in that room – who walked away with a desire to inspire others in their lives."

Melissa Smith

President and CEO,
WEX Inc.

“Mike, Thank you so much for your presentation to The Brain Trust on Leadership. As a group of CEO’s we’re a hard bunch to please, however I’m delighted to say that your presentation was in the top two presentations we’ve received in 252 meetings over 21 years. The value was priceless as we endeavor to take our skills to the next level. And you showed us how executing on your brand of leadership will also have a large, positive impact on our respective company cultures.”

Tom Cramer

Brain Trust CEO Forum

"Mike delivered the Keynote at our Global Sales Conference and set the tone for the week. His 7 eLements of Leadership provided something for everyone, both professionally and personally. Mike’s energy, passion and commitment comes through in every word and had our audience engaged from the minute he stepped on the stage. A year later, our sales team still references Mike and his lessons."

Bernie Kavanagh

Senior Vice President, Sales,
WEX Inc.

"Ever since we had Mike speak at our conference, I have been inundated with accolades for his presentations. Not only is he one of the most down to earth CEO’s I’ve ever met, but his presentations resonated with our audience in a visceral way. They were truly captivated by what he had to say, and walked away ready to make positive change in their organizations – and most importantly – in themselves. And it’s no wonder, really. He has a profoundly understandable and effective leadership philosophy that he shares openly, and freely with everyone. As a man of great accomplishment, he knows it’s time to “send the elevator back down” and bring up those around him. If you have Mike at your next conference, you will not be disappointed. You will be incredibly lucky to have him."

ALison Cody

Executive Director MAFSI (Manufacturers And Food Services Industry)

"Mike Pitcher shares his Seven eLements of Leadership through intensely personal storytelling. You feel you are sitting across from him and traveling with him─reacting to the realities, experiencing the lessons learned, and practicing the approaches so that you can embrace each eLement for your own leadership journey."

HELENE G. LOLLIS

President & CEO,
Pathbuilders

A Gift From Mike to You

Enjoy a complimentary, digital download of Mike’s book, “Seven eLements of Leadership for a New Breed of Leader.”

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