Mikael Pyrtel founded Pyrtel Global to provide bespoke international management services to emerging public, private, and nonprofit clients worldwide after 20 years of experience and travel to more than 15 countries, including to some of the most dynamic political and economic climates in the world. His perspectives on international business, economic development, foreign policy, and commercial diplomacy were formed from his multi-sector support experience in: national security and international affairs, manufacturing, information technology enterprise solutions (ITES), international trade and economic research, agricultural and commercial diplomacy, international nonprofits, urban development, and university research centers.
Mr. Pyrtel received his M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government where he focused on Global Business and Global Development. As a graduate student he served at the U.S. embassy in Moscow, Russia, and later he volunteered with the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Washington, D.C. to help rebuild Iraq's diplomatic capacity and restore commercial relations.
Mr. Pyrtel is also a veteran of the United States Navy and a recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He is committed to developing the next generation of leaders and has acted as a mentor and facilitator on discussions about international affairs, international business, economics, foreign policy, country risk analysis, and international development.
We don't take the term ‘bespoke’ for granted—it's a distinct approach to service—and we work to earn that distinction with each engagement. All clients are different in how they conceptualize prosperity for their nation or success for their business or organization, and they will challenge us to redefine success on their terms.
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"A diligent, respectful and a very pleasant man to work with..."
"...Mr. Pyrtel demonstrated remarkable professionalism and generated a tremendous amount of work with an economic and international focus...he provided expertise on international trade and financial data...met with USTR representatives to discuss strengthening Iraq's utilization of trade preference programs...and supervised a team of junior research assistants in analyzing bilateral trade agreements, investment treaties, and trade and investment framework agreements. A diligent, respectful and a very pleasant man to work with."
"... helped me look at things from a tactical perspective..."
"Mikael is a wonderful Linkedin connection...he was available to help me with some questions I had with strategy when I was stuck. He came up with some suggestions and ideas that I had not even considered and helped me look at things from a tactical perspective. I appreciate his generosity of time and expertise."
"... we had very fruitful discussions on [the] Green Economy Transformation Agenda..."
"Mr. Mikael, as you are aware, we had very fruitful discussions on [the] Green Economy Transformation Agenda...Taking this opportunity I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the discussion we had on behalf of the Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Construction... We look forward to your advice and confirmation..."
"... his managerial and leadership experiences work[ed] successfully with college administrators, professors, and students..."
"Mikael tapped into his managerial and leadership experiences to work successfully with college administrators, professors, and students to coordinate a special mentoring and leadership session with a former U.S. Ambassador to NATO.
Working with Mikael is a great experience. He is an effective, creative, and thoughtful facilitator for administrators and faculty, and an excellent mentor for students and lifelong learners of all backgrounds. He is a pleasure to work with on a range of projects."