Since I was a kid I love creating and building new things. I think I started my first "business" when I was 13. My particular added value to the world is to be able to understand business needs and processes and to build bridges to the tech side and get it done.
A key philosophy is that people do business with people. I am lucky, as I have always worked with people that were much smarter than me. All my great life lessons comes from interacting, learning and working with key people and I get enriched with every interaction. Those people are both customers, business partners and colleagues alike. To me, it's all the same.
Together we have created products, services, and delivered solutions that have been part of changing companies and industries.
WHAT DRIVES ME
MY FIRST BUSINESS
When I was 13 years old, my friend Robin and I decided to make some pocket money. We were going to start a snow shoveling service in our neighborhood. We decided we would make a flyer. Hand it out door to door. Get some customers. Do the work. Get some money. Spend the money. Live the good life. The company name: "No More Snow on the Fortorv" (Danish for pavement). Unfortunately ... that winter we didn't get a lot of snow.
If things had gone according to plan, we would have retired after this first business venture.
Needless to say - we are still working!
FROM BASKETBALL TO BUSINESS
Even before I was born my parents were playing basketball. Growing up as one of six siblings, we could choose any sport we wanted, as long as it was basketball. I played in one of Denmark's smallest youth clubs and always against bigger and more professional clubs. I had a fantastic journey learning about success, determination, goals, teamwork, tactics, planning, execution, winning, and losing. Eventually having the privilege to represent my country on the national team.
Basketball as well as the opportunities I have been privileged to enjoy professionally at work have shaped the mission and value based way we do business today.
FROM 4 TO 120+
Most of my adult life, my work and business have been my primary hobbies. Working with the teams, creating new stuff, finding solutions, winning customers, innovating processes, delivering above expectations and sometimes failing miserably. For many years I was running with self-funded cash flow, five months from going bankrupt and eight months from being a multi-millionaire ;-)
Today I am fortunate to have succeeded with a few of my ventures and scaling up with WorldTicket I consider one of my favorite ventures. Starting in 2002 with a team of 4 people in 1 location and up until today with more than 120 people in 6 locations.
Having invested in and helped start up a few businesses that have succeeded, and reinvesting the positive outcome continues to be one of my biggest passions.
TRAVEL THE WORLD
Already as a kid I was traveling in Europe with my parents and family. It made me realize that Denmark is one of the smallest countries in the world and not many people speak our language. By now I am used to people mostly knowing Denmark because of our pastry, butter or even confusing Denmark with Holland or being a city in Sweden
Growing up in a small country has been the perfect outset of accepting other cultures, understanding international perspective, and wanting to experience and explore the globe.
I feel truly blessed that my daily work brings me to literally every corner of the earth.
WorldTicket is an innovator and game changer in the airline industry and has provided airlines worldwide with advanced PSS and airline website retail solutions built on modern and flexible technology since 2002. The acclaimed PSS solution, Sell-More-Seats, is being used on 5 continents and is an all-in-one cloud-hosted solution providing all the advanced PSS functionality required by LCC, traditional, start-up and virtual airlines to commercially run their business. SMS5 is a state-of-the-art online passenger retail solutions designed to help airlines improve customer experience. WorldTicket is servicing and supporting more than 55 airline customers from global offices located in Copenhagen, Warsaw, Kiev, Bangkok, and Beijing.
FlexFlight is a Danish private charter and scheduled service airline holding a valid AOC in Denmark and San Marino. FlexFlight is managing VIP private jet aircrafts like Citation CJ2 and Challenger 604. The schedules passenger service between Denmark and Sweden enables FlexFlight to enter into interline and codeshare partnerships with WorldTickets airline customers for global access to GDS distribution and IATA BSP ticketing transactions.
FlexFlight is driven by a passionate team of captains and airline specialists that prioritise safety and quality in equipment an passenger experience.
Founded in year 2000, 2M Business Applications (2MBA) got of to a rocket launch entry to the market with both large Danish and international customers like IBM, Navision (now Microsoft Dynamics NAV), ASSET4, Thomson Reuters and The Danish Ministry of Industry and Trade. 2MBA has a unique combination of technical and visual communication capability, that produces web and cloud based software with a high degree of usability, viual communication and brand value. Lasse is founder and chairman of the board of directors.
The thing which inspires me the most is doing business with people. Real people that thrive on growth and execution like myself. To get to know their story, to learn from them and to face new challenges together with every new meeting.
Like everybody else, I love my free time. My family, especially my children and grandchildren, friends, and all the people surrounding me are an enrichment for my daily life and inspires and freakting challenges me every day in a new way. I love basketball as I ever did. Or rather all the learning and valuable experiences that derived, and that I now recognize in all the important spheres of my life.
I love food. Thats it! In Denmark our restaurant scene has torpedoed to the top of the world stage. I am part of one small player of the industry. Our lovely little El Tapeo. Located in a uniquely amazing old building in the heart of Copenhagen, the restaurant is driven by lovely people who are passionate about incomparable delicious and unique vines from Spain accompanied by fantastic Tapas.
Rentflow, established in 2018, is a new and innovative initiative in the rental tech space. The mission of Rentflow is to create better synergies between the landlords and the tenants by managing all the standard processes in one platform. Further, secure cash flow is provided for both parties.
WHERE TO FIND ME NEXT
WORKING FROM COPENHAGEN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
JAN 2021 - MAR 2021
Kultorvet 11, 3rd floor
....actually working from our home office.
Kultorvet 11, 3rd floor