Glen Wakeman has been a financial analyst and investor with several big corporations including Doral Financial Corporation, and now he’s the CEO of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC. This is the parent company to a service known as LaunchPad Toolkit, an online software-as-a-service (SAAS) company that helps beginning business owners find out how to get started with their business ideas. Glen Wakeman’s company is geared towards just about anyone who has a business idea, and it’s made the basics of starting a business easy to understand. LaunchPad is a way that business visionaries can learn about the difference between a vision and a mission, and can learn how to acquire funding to turn their dream into a reality.
Glen Wakeman has a business leadership and investing career that transcends over 20 years in the corporate world. He attended the University of Scranton where he graduated in 1982 and then enrolled in the famous business school at the University of Chicago and received his MBA. He first began working at GE Capital where he held several financial management and business development positions and even became a founding member of their Nova Four subsidiary. He then became an executive at Doral Financial and Doral Bank where he eventually became CEO and Chairman of the Board. He stayed with this bank until 2015 and then decided to take his expertise in start-ups to his current company, LaunchPad Holdings.
Glen Wakeman possesses some of the top startup financing acumens in the business world and has guided many companies with over 17,000 employees and $15 billion in assets to great success (http://blogwebpedia.com/glen-wakeman-dubbed-secret-weapon-top-entrepreneurs.html/). Glen Wakeman has traveled around the world and understands the different climates for starting a business and how global markets affect capital and investment as well as M&A strategies. The reason businesses have benefited from Wakeman’s guidance is that he’s proficient in five major areas that are required for a business to be sustainable. Those areas are business execution, having stable leadership, managing risk, the human capital factor and governing. Besides founding LaunchPad, Glen Wakeman also works closely with two start-ups known as Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded.