With more than two decades experience behind him, Glen Wakeman has risen to become a lead figure in the business and finance sectors. His knowledge and guidance have become invaluable to startups and growing businesses, where he is known as a trusted mentor and knowledgeable entrepreneur. Wakeman is passionate about helping businesses reach their top performance through his established methods in 5 key performance matters: execution, governance, human capital, leadership and risk management.
In 2015, Glen Wakeman founded LaunchPad Holdings LLC, a new company dedicated to assisting start-ups to form a solid, useful business plan by providing easy to use, understandable software that helps organize and clarify the process. The LaunchPad Toolkit allows startups to better refine, shape and connect ideas. This will let them increase their chances of securing funding, finding business incubators to work with, and decreasing their overall chances of failure. A clear plan is a startups road to becoming a successful enterprise, says Wakeman.
This is key to his own success, having a clear direct plan to drive into the future (Twitter). Wakeman graduated from the University of Scranton with a BS in Economics and Finance and later an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago, after which he embarked on his career with GE Capital and subsequently Doral Financial Corporation, where he became President and CEO. This guided him over the years to keep being curious about everything, a trait he believes, has kept him wanting to learn and grow to become an even better entrepreneur.
As a frequents blogger about not just financial and business issues, but global matters and development, Glen Wakeman wants to share his years of experience with the next generation of leaders by providing valuable insights into the larger world. By doing this, he hopes that businesses can grow and evolve successfully and pass the knowledge on for generations to come.