Glen Wakeman, the current Chief Executive Officer of LaunchPad Holdings LLC, has had a successful career as a Financial Services Executive, Public Company CEO, Board Member, Business Owner, Investor and a mentor. Glen Wakeman has over 20 years of experience in business and finance.
Launchpad Holdings is a SAAS company and was founded in the year 2015. The company involves the use of an automated Software service that helps young entrepreneurs organize their business ideas into workable plans. LaunchPad has a toolkit that has a broad and deep library that offers tips and business suggestions to young entrepreneurs starting businesses and is also provides a platform where these entrepreneurs can get capital and advisors.
Glen has a passion for start-ups businesses and uses his skills to help business and individuals grow. The five key fundamental areas of performance that Glen focuses on in ensuring business success are good leadership, investing in human capital, execution, risk management and governance. In order to build a successful business, the leadership must be able to prepare the company for a change; the human capital should be aligned with the business vision, strategy, and tactics. In addition, the execution of the business plans should integrate process, technology, and people. Minimizing disruption is one way of mitigating risk in business, and the Governance structure should enable constructive dissent.
Glen attended the University of Scranton and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Finance in 1981.He then later advanced his education and graduated with an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1993.
Glen was the Founder and President of Nova Four. Nova is a company that helps accelerates the growth of businesses through the provision of strategic advice and capital.
Some of the companies that Glen has previously worked for include Doral Financial Corporation where he served as the CEO and President (https://ideamensch.com/glen-wakeman/). Glen Wakeman has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Doral Bank.
Before joining Doral, Glen worked at GE capital and held various positions in leadership, business development and operations management. Glen spent over 20 years at GE, living and working in the US and outside the US.