Glen Wakeman has made a successful career in business and finance in the past twenty years. In 2015 he co-founded the LaunchPad Holdings LLC, a company of which today he is the CEO.
Glen Wakeman has acquired a BS in Economics and Finance from the University of Scranton in 1981. He also has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago from 1993. His career as P&L and business development began in GE Capital and Doral Financial Corporation. He served as CEO of the last one. He was named a Growth Leadership role model by GE’s Board of Directors. Wakeman has taken pride in being an entrepreneur and a mentor to others, transforming large staff businesses and helping others achieve their development goals and success. He specializes in advising start-up entrepreneurs, M&As, divestitures, and others. He applies his strategy of covering execution, governance, human capital, leadership and risk management areas.
Combining the occupations as an investor and a writer, Wakeman shares his insights into regular blog posts. In them, he talks about fiscal matters, management, strategy, and administration. He is currently an advisor to Dreamfunded and Sitter Bees. In his blogs, Wakeman writes on business revolutionization, global matters, new markets, and leadership. His experience as a resident of 6 countries and as a head of 30 different regional operations worldwide give him all the knowledge to be competent on his writings.
His idea for starting LaunchPad Holdings LLC came about to Wakeman as a hobby of matching money and ideas. He acknowledged the fact that talented startups often fail, due to a lack of structure to their otherwise genius ideas. LaunchPad Holdings LLC is a software platform which helps turn ideas into a concrete plan for entrepreneurs to follow.
A typical day for Wakeman begins with reviewing the numbers from the day before, going over service performance, sales, and cash totals. A conference with partners and dividing of daily routines is essential. Researching into current trends, reviews, communicating, and analyzing competition is a general part of the work as a CEO. His role as a leader and a mentor gives him an insight into his fresh ideas and their implementation into reality.