Before rising to become the founder and CEO of LaunchPad Holdings LLC in the year 2015, Glen Wakeman made a lot of accomplishments. Having studied at the University of Scranton in the early eighties, he moved to undertake his MBA at the University of Chicago after which his star started to shine in GE Capital. It is in GE Capital that he had a successful career growth in business development and also P&L roles.
During his time in GE, Glen gained more than 20 years’ experience that opened more opportunities into Doral Financial Corporation where he ended up as a CEO and president (BlogWebpedia). He also became the board chairman of Doral Bank. Wakeman’s success has also been observed in the founding and presiding over Nova Four at GE Capital, a business in which he has been able to deliver mentorship and teach on how to access capital for growing companies.
In his career, he has managed to work in 22 countries. During this period, Glen Wakeman has managed to increase his knowledge and experience in various fields resulting to his expertise in business start-ups, Mergers and Acquisitions, and divestitures. It is during this exposure that Glen has managed to work with more than 17,000 employees and more than 12 billion US dollars in assets.
The CEO of Launchpad Holdings, a SAAS firm, is well renowned for his achievements in the methodology on 5 important performance areas for improvement that has been tested and proven. These performance areas include leadership, risk management, human capital, governance, and execution. In addition to the methodology, Glen has been acknowledged as a growth leadership role model (http://www.glenwakeman.com/). He is a prolific writer that commonly addresses issues of leadership and success.
In his position as a co-founder and the CEO of Launchpad Holdings, Glen has assisted start-up companies to increase their performance and help them learn on how to raise capital. He prides in what he does having been motivated by the passion he has to match ideas with money. He gets his ideas through sharing them with people which help him analyze their effectiveness. According to Glen, companies that need to be productive have to have trust and learn to backtrack.
Glen says his best book is the Art of War which he advises everyone to read since it has in-depth knowledge of teamwork, discipline, and preparation.