About us

Through Jazzcode AS, Carl Størmer trains executives, analysts, consultants, boards and leaders of high-performing teams deal more effectively with the most challenging part of their work: complexity.  Jazzcode offer intensive, action-oriented sessions in structured communication, problem-solving, project management, sales and negotiations, in addition to talks, workshops, combined with musical experiences where we learn from jazz  – how to innovate, collaborate, learn, and create presence in real-time — hence the name Jazzcode.

In addition to our client work with some of the world’s most admired organizations, Carl has written for Harvard Business School and lectured at London Business School, INSEAD, Copenhagen and Stockholm School of Economics about the lessons we can learn from jazz musicians on innovation and leadership of creative teams when every day is different by using through radical simplification.  Read about Jazzcode in Harvard Business Review, the most prestigious publication in business.

Carl Stormer gives talks, trains teams and plays jazz

Carl Stormer gives talks, trains teams and plays jazz. Photo: Mike Tully/Image Communication, imagecommunication.no

Carl Størmer (pronounced “Stermer”) is the founder of JazzCode AS and an award winning public speaker. Before founding JazzCode he was the head of marketing (“CMO”) at Norwegian Airshuttle, one of Europe’s largest low-cost carriers which he helped take public.  He was also the co-founder and EVP of StudentUniverse.com., the leading U.S. online student travel agency which was acquired in 2015 by Flight Centre.  Carl has also worked as a senior strategy consultant for IBM Global Services, as a data analyst for Weill, Gotshal & Manges in New York, and continuously as a professional jazz musician in New York and Norway.


Carl holds two Master’s degrees — in arts management from Columbia University, in music from Manhattan School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of music degree from New England Conservatory of Music. He has also completed post graduate studies at Harvard University and IBM.

Carl has trained or given talks to some of the world’s most respected companies.

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