Glen Wakeman is a well-known entrepreneur and business revolutionist. He focuses on developing M&As, offering guidance to startup companies and creating performance techniques. He is the CEO and founder of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC, a SAAS corporation that he founded in 2015.
Wakeman’s education background
Wakeman holds a BS degree in Economics and finance from the University of Scranton in 1981 and later pursued an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago in 1993. Wakeman is also Six Sigma Black Belt certified.
Wakeman’s career history
Wakeman began his career at GE Capital in P&L and business development positions (https://www.linkedin.com/in/glen-wakeman/). Wakeman also founded and presided over Nova Four.
In Wakeman’s career, he has initiated 9 countries start up, over $12bn assets, 17, 000 employees and an annual income of $100mn (Slideshare). Wakeman has also launched various partnerships, new products and established a network of over 1000 branches.
Wakeman started LaunchPad to help startups build their plans easier through a simpler software platform. The trend of machine learning to business problems excited him to help companies improve in speed, quality, and decision-making.
Wakeman is passionate about improving business performance through the following methodologies:
- Leadership- changing the business for the better
- Human Capital-having a clear vision, strategy, and tips to succeed
- Execution- using people, technology, and proper processes to scale the company higher
- Risk Management- having minimal disruptions
- Governance- enhancing constructive difference of opinions
Wakeman is an iconic figure in finance and investment. He shares his knowledge about transforming businesses, emerging trends in global markets, leadership, and capital raising strategies. Wakeman is also a mentor and a role model in Growth Leadership. Through this, he has mentored numerous C-level executives, and he’s an advisor to startup companies like Dreamfunded and Sitter Bees.
Wakeman is also recognized internationally in his career as being passionate, innovative and desiring to executive development.