For almost 25 years, Glen Wakeman has been involved in successfully developing individuals and businesses. In 2015, he drew on his understanding of international business development to co-found Launchpad Holdings. The firm creates software that offers early-stage entrepreneurs business planning services online. He currently serves as the company’s CEO (BusinessWire). Wakeman also has a well-earned reputation for his high-quality work as an investor, entrepreneur, business executive, mentor and writer. He has also successfully run business in 30 different regions around the world.
After earning a B.S. in Finance and Economics at the University of Scranton and completing grad school at the University of Chicago with an MBA in Finance, Glen Wakeman was ready to take on the business world. He was hired by GE Capital where he earned high praise and lots of recognition from the governing board throughout his brilliant career. He was then hired by Doral Financial Corporation. Over the next few years, the company was so impressed with Wakeman’s work he became president and CEO. Wakeman was also elected chairman of Doral Bank’s board of directors.
In his more than two decades involved in business, Glen Wakeman has played important roles in several companies. He has mentored C-level executives, helped generate over $15 billion in assets and helped develop and guide more than 17,000 staff members and helped them to have successful careers. Wakeman is currently involved in helping to develop Dreamfunded and Sitter Bees by proving counsel to their staff. Glen Wakeman’s areas of expertise include mergers & acquisitions, new market entry, start-ups, divestitures as well as exponential growth.
Glen Wakeman gets a great deal of respect for his ability to identify and apply the appropriate methodology the job demands. His understanding and effective use of human capital, risk management, execution, governance, and leadership also help to set him apart. A talented writer, Glen Wakeman regularly blogs about emerging markets, international fiscal matters, business strategy, administration, and management. He’s also very passionate about innovation, growth and executive development. Wakeman has lived in six countries and has done an exemplary job in every company with which he’s been involved.