Glen Wakeman has enjoyed a successful career in both finance and business fields for over 20 years now. In 2015, Glen co-founded LaunchPad Holdings LLC, where he serves as the Chief Executive Officer. LaunchPad is a software development firm targeting startup entrepreneurs with ideas and plans to accelerate growth. Mr. Wakeman studied at the University of Scranton for his undergraduate degree in BS Economics and Finance. He pursued further studies at the University of Chicago where he received MBA in Finance.
Glen Wakeman kicked-off his finance career at GE Capital. For close to 20 years, Glen worked at GE Capital holding numerous leadership positions in business development, P&L operations, and overall management. Before Wakeman left the company, he was the Chief Executive Officer of GE Money Latin America, where he oversaw a successful expansion of its operations in nine countries. During that time, the company’s assets exceeded $12 billion, annual revenues of $100 million, and thousands of employees. The Board of Directors at GE honored Glen for Growth Leadership role at the firm.
When Glen left GE Capital, he joined Doral Financial Corporation where he served as the President & CEO. This firm specialized in providing financial services such as retail banking, mortgage banking, commercial banking, insurance agency and institutional securities. He was able to transform this company into a successful community bank. His performance at the bank earned him numerous national and global awards for his leadership role and commitment to corporate social responsibilities. Glen Wakeman was also the founder of Nova Four.
When Mr. Wakeman started LaunchPad Holdings, his idea was to help talented startups whose rate of failure is extremely high (http://blogwebpedia.com/glen-wakeman-dubbed-secret-weapon-top-entrepreneurs.html/). Glen believes lack of structure around the entrepreneurs’ ideas is the main reason why these startups fail. LaunchPad specializes in making plan making the process simpler using automated software solution. Glen brings ideas to reality by presenting them to other individuals around him. Some may believe the ideas are wrong, and Glen is open to such critics. Glen says his curiosity makes him more productive because it allows him to seek innovative ways to ensure complete customer satisfaction (LinkedIn).