Glen Wakeman, currently the CEO of LaunchPad Holdings, is one of the successful business people in his industry. With a 21 year management background, Glen has worked with nearly 17,000 people in different companies of which he has earned $2 billion in revenue (Analystoffinance).
Glen has been able to start nine country operations of a business model, while working for GE Money Latin America. He was able to earn over a billion in revenue during that time.
His increased leadership roles and business development strategies helped him start his own companies, including Nova Four and Launchpad Holdings. Glen is passionate about improving companies through agility and proven methodologies. Glen’s career helped him learn a lot that can be broken down into 4 dimensions necessary for building any business. These dimensions are:
– Building Leadership and preparing them for company change
– Getting the right Human resource
– Finding ways to integrate people and technology
– Minimizing disruptions by taking risks
Currently, Glen provides advice and invests in companies that he sees potential in. In addition, he is a coaching expert in the management field and has worked with so many new startups.
Glen believes that career success begins at an early age. That is when you choose the type of school to attend and the course to take. He believes in seizing opportunities as fast as they come yet using them as learning ground.
After senior high, Glen joined the University of Scranton where he earned an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance. Immediately after, he joined the University of Chicago where he earned his MBA.
Due to his passion in the field, he began looking for job opportunities and that is where he landed in GE Capital. In fact, he found his niche in the P and L as he advanced through the business positions.
These changes helped him understand his unique ability of solving any problem he would face in the company. Actually, Glen Wakeman never did settle until all customers were satisfied with the services.
Having worked in six different continents, Glen has understood the value of hard-work and responsible management. He continues to expand the operations of his business. Now over 30 regions have been impacted through the businesses he has built over the past 20 plus years.