With a career spanning more than two decades in the business and finance sector, Glen Wakeman founded LaunchPad Holdings LLC, where he is the CEO and chairman. For many years, he wondered why most startups failed despite having good ideas. Research into why the failure rate was so high showed him there was a lack of structure around the ideas. He, therefore, launched LaunchPad, a SAAS company, in 2015 to help startups bring their ideas to fruition. Given he loves matching ideas with money, he designed the simple software platform to ease the process of business planning for startups and also make it more intuitive.
Education and Work History
Glen Wakeman time in the business and financial sector has been successful. He has worked with the likes of Nova Four, GE Capital and Doral Financial Corporation. Glen Wakeman has a BS in Economics and Finance and an MBA in Finance from the University of Scranton and the University of Chicago respectively. His education background and work experience, therefore, make him best-suited to mentor startup companies through the early business stages, something he loves doing. He has so far mentored startups such as Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded. Visit Glen Wakeman’s profile at Linkedin.
While mentoring startups, Glen Wakeman focuses on five major performance areas: leadership, execution, risk management, human capital and governance. These areas of focus are crucial to startups in any industry. His success in guiding startups, new market entry, M&As, exponential growth, and divestitures on the business and financial front have earned him recognition across the world. His experience of working in different markets has also contributed to his knowledge of how the global financial industry runs. Glen Wakeman pegs his success on strategy. As such, he advises you to read “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu, which to him is the best book on strategy in the world.
However, Glen Wakeman’s mentoring services are not limited to one-on-one mentoring. He is a qualified writer who shares his thoughts in the financial industry with others through regular blog posts. Wakeman is an inspiration to millennials and seasoned entrepreneurs. He exudes different, beneficial skills in business. Follow Glen Wakeman’s profile on twitter.com.