Mike Pitcher joined the Atlanta-headquartered FMC in 2003 as senior vice president of corporate fleet sales. In that role, he was responsible for fleet sales, sales administration, client relations, and services. He was promoted to executive vice president in 2005 responsible for the corporate fleet sales and operations departments. He was named president and CEO in 2008.
“I have known Mike Pitcher for over 30 years, and his track record speaks for itself. We are honored to have him lead our Global Business Division as president,” said Soaak CEO Henry Penix.
Prior to joining LeasePlan USA, Pitcher was with Dell Financial Services (DFS) and Pitney Bowes. At DFS, Pitcher served as vice president of U.S. Commercial Sales, where he was responsible for more than $1 billion of annual lease originations. Prior to DFS, he spent 18 years with Pitney Bowes, holding various management positions, including two years as president and managing director of Pitney Bowes Australia, and vice president of the Asia-Pacific region.
In 2016, Pitcher distilled his successful leadership principles into a book, Seven eLements of Leadership, which he identified as Laugh, Learn, Listen, Language, Lagniappe, Legacy, and Love. He believes these seven elements are essential to be a successful leader.
Following his retirement from LeasePlan, Pitcher became a highly sought-after professional speaker from 2017-2022 giving presentations on the principles of leadership. When asked why he came out of retirement to join Soaak Technologies, Pitcher said: “Upon recognizing the need for this type of technology in the workplace, I decided to rethink my retirement plans. After using and proving the technology myself, joining this team was an easy decision.”
Global Business Systems is a division of Soaak Technologies, Inc.