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.