Aspiring entrepreneurs have a lot to learn from a guy like Glen Wakeman. As the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of LaunchPad Holdings, he has built a software platform that serves startups and early-stage entrepreneurs to take their company from the idea stage to getting it off of the ground (chronicleweek.com). Wakeman started out by going to college at the University of Scranton where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Finance and Economics. He then attended the University of Chicago and earned his MBA while there.
Glen Wakeman now has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a Small Business Owner, CEO of a successful Public Company, a member of various boards, and a financial services executive who has found plenty of success. He has found that he has a real talent for not only building businesses but for improving existing businesses and teaching them how to be agile and lean so they can succeed in today’s competitive world. Glen is known for using his “5 Key Dimensions of Performance” rule and this includes finding strong leadership for a company, appreciating and taking advantage of human capital, executing, paying attention to risk management by decreasing disruptions, and governance.
Glen Wakeman is also the President and founder of Nova Four, which is a business accelerator that offers its clients advice for business strategy as well as the funding needed to get started. He also coaches CEO’s and those who are members of various boards and works with budding entrepreneurs through his company, LaunchPad Holdings. The software platform he developed for LaunchPad teaches these entrepreneurs and other business hopefuls how to navigate the muddy waters of reaching real success.
Glen Wakeman spent more than 20 years of his early career with GE Capital working in leadership roles including general management and operations management. Before he left the company, he served as CEO of GE Money Latin America. While there, he helped to put together a multi-billion dollar operation with 17,000 employees. He also helped to create a spread of new products, more than 1,000 branches, and entered the company into many different profitable partnerships. He also previously served GE as a General Director of GE Capital and worked in London, UK as the Director of Business Development.