Glen Wakeman is the CEO of SaaS (Software as a Service) company Launchpad, LLC. As the founder and owner of Launchpad, Mr. Wakeman has leveraged his years of executive experience in the business world to build a platform that helps business startups succeed. Wakeman identified a need in the start-up space. He was curious why most new start-ups were failing. The answer was not the idea or the passion, but the planning phase of the business that was the point of failure. Enter Launchpad, the aptly named online platform where new entrepreneurs can find training materials and collateral to help make their new venture successful (Facebook).
Glen Wakeman arrived at the launching of Launchpad by way of more than 20 years in the highest levels of business leadership. Educated at the University of Scranton (BS) and the University of Chicago (MBA), Wakeman has been a presence in the international business community since the early 1990’s. A world traveler, Glen has lived in 6 countries and worked regularly in 32 countries across the globe (https://interview.net/glen-wakeman-talks-about-his-success-and-how-he-became-the-ceo-of-launchpad-holdings-llc/).
Glen Wakeman started his career with GE Capital, working his way up the ranks in business development positions. He moved on to Doral Financial Corporation, where he would eventually become CEO and President as well as Chairman of the Board. During his time at Doral, he worked tirelessly to help navigate the company through fast-moving and tumultuous times closing a successful tenure as CEO before moving on to found Launchpad.
In addition to his work as an Executive, Mr. Wakeman also spends a great deal of his time as a writer and blogger, working to assist owners and entrepreneurs across the business landscape. As a mentor, he has assisted many corporate executives and currently counsels Dreamfunded (an equity crowdfunding platform) and Sitter Bees (service finding application). As part of his core philosophy, Glen Wakeman employees his own proven methodology using five key performance areas: execution, governance, human capital, leadership and risk management. It is by focusing on these key areas that Glen Wakeman has managed his own success and that of others.
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