Launchpad Holdings Co-founder and CEO Glen Wakeman possesses a wide range of skills. He’s an entrepreneur, business executive, investor, writer, and mentor. And he does all those things well. For over 20 years Wakeman had a very successful career in finance and business. Then in 2015, he decided to go in an entirely new direction. He started a software development company that provides early-stage entrepreneurs with online business planning services. Glen Wakeman draws on his experience helping major companies to develop to lead Launchpad Holdings to success.
Glen Wakeman is a member of the 1981 graduating class of the University of Scranton. While there he earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance. He also attended the University of Chicago and got an MBA in Finance in 1993. Wakeman was hired to a series of business development positions. The first was at GE Capital, where the company’s board lauded him as a role model for growth leadership.
Throughout his career, Glen Wakeman has mentored young and inexperienced business professionals. He’s also provided guidance for start-ups and worked with new market entries, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures and more. Wakeman was also instrumental in revolutionizing a large company with over $15 billion in assets and more than 17,000 workers. His developmental efforts led to exponential growth through the use of his proven methodology. It requires the company focusing on 5 key performance areas: Leadership, Human Capital, Governance, Execution and Risk Management.
As a writer and investor, Glen Wakeman regularly shares his insight on emerging markets, international fiscal matters, strategy, management and administration, angel financing and many another topic through blog posts. He also mentors C-level executives and provides very effective executive development services. Currently, he counsels Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded. Glen Wakeman has also managed business operations in several regions worldwide.