Co-founder and CEO of LaunchPad Holdings, Glen Wakeman, has emerged as a figure of inspiration for the entrepreneurial-minded through his provision of counsel for budding new companies and executives.
LaunchPad was launched in 2015 as a platform through which the innovative ideas that birth startups could be intuitively laid out and then turned into a structured business plan. It also gave Wakeman a platform to direct his skills and talents into helping C-level executives who might be in need of a steady, experienced hand to aid them in decision making and the creation and execution of business plans.
Wakeman is the holder of a Bachelor’s in Economics and Finance from the University of Scranton, as well as a Master’s in Finance from the University of Chicago. He launched his business career at GE Capital, where he worked for two decades, and in that period was the president of Nova Four as well as CEO of GE Money Latin America. Having lived in six countries and conducted business in more than 30 others, Wakeman has worked with an impressive number of organizations, boasting a combined workforce of 17,000 employees and a combined net asset value of $12 billion.
Active on the internet through his blog and passionate about helping others succeed in business, Wakeman is harnessing a lifetime of experience and expertise to advise entrepreneurs on matters of business as wide and varied as angel investing, capital raising, risk management, downsizing, mergers and many more.
In describing the work LaunchPad does for its clients, Wakeman said that the platform is designed to “make plan building easier and more intuitive by designing a simpler software platform”. Wakeman has made it a point to harness the power of technology to help solve business issues and this mindset, as much as any other, is the driving force behind LaunchPad’s existence and success. Describing himself as “really excited by the application of machine learning to business problems,” Wakeman sees the potential that technology has to further revolutionize the business world, and is looking to help others take advantage of that potential.