Glen Wakeman: Entrepreneur and Business Manager
Glen Wakeman is a writer, investor, entrepreneur, mentor and global business executive. He has worked in various international companies during his 20-year career including GE Capital. Glen graduated with a BSc in Finance and Economics from Scranton University in 1981. In 1993 he obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago. Glen Wakeman has had a very successful career helping businesses in profit and loss business development positions. He served in various senior management positions at GE Capital.
During his long career as a business manager, Glen Wakeman has transformed businesses with over $15 billion in assets and 17000 staff. Wakeman has done everything from marketing divestitures to market entries and guidance of startups. Glen Wakeman is also a capable and concise writer, this skill helps him share his insights with the world via his blog posts. He writes on multiple topics including emerging markets, management, administration, strategy and international fiscal matters. Glen also mentors C-level executives in various industries and he is currently mentoring managers from Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded. Glen encourages all business leaders to focus on five key performance areas: governance, human capital, leadership, risk management, and execution. Additionally, Glen Wakeman has worked in over 30 countries and lived in six countries. This means he is experienced in handling international organizations across different cultures.
Glen Wakeman started LaunchPad Holdings. He started the company in 2016 together with two other partners (Ideamensch). LaunchPad is a Software As A Service company that provides early-stage startups with business planning software. He started the company after noticing that the failure rate for startups was extremely high. After studying the problem he noticed that most startups failed because there was no structure around their core ideas. He then decided to create a platform that would allow make it easy for anyone to create a plan. At LaunchPad Holdings, Mr. Wakeman is excited by the potential of applying machine learning techniques to business problems. LaunchPad is already using machine learning to gain insights on customer trends and maximizing profits.