Glen Wakeman has an excellent business leadership track record because he spent years mobilizing talent in the financial industry and bringing stellar performances out of it. Now he’s helping others find a way to turn ideas they have into actual businesses, and it’s his company Launchpad Holdings, LLC that has been the incubator for this. The company is a SAAS company that serves both as a tutorial and an organizer for business ideas. It also explains in good detail how to really lead a company.
Glen Wakeman has said the reason he’s become invested in this company is that all too often it’s incorrectly assumed that good business idea are the same as workable plans. The reality is there is often a real chasm between businesses with just solid ideas and those who can thrive because they’ve executed a real plan. So Wakeman has devoted his energy with Launchpad to reinforcing forming plans of action and helping customers understand how to present those plans to capital suppliers.
Glen Wakeman has spent his career both growing new businesses from scratch and turning around established businesses from financial turmoil into fine-tuned machines again. He’s traveled and lived in six different countries throughout his career, and he’s served as an executive with several companies and a consultant for others. The methodology Wakeman employs in business can be broken down into five sections of executing, effectively utilizing human capital, governing the company, understanding risk management and building up leaders.
Glen Wakeman started after graduating from the University of Scranton with his bachelor’s degree and completing graduate school at the University of Chicago. He began a series of business startups at GE Capital, including the founding of Nova Four. After holding this position, he stepped down to become an independent consultant and venture investor. He is a key advisor to Sitterbees and Dreamfunded.