Glen Wakeman is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Launch Pad Holdings, LLC. The company, which was founded in 2015 develops software that offers online business planning services for start-up entrepreneurs. Glen graduated from the University of Scranton in 1981 with a BS in Economics and Finance and then graduated with an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago in 1991.


After completing his studies, he began a very prosperous career at GE capital in P&L and business development positions. He then moved on to Doral Financial Corporation where he went ahead to chair Doral Bank’s Board. While at Dora, Glen Wakeman founded and presided over Nova (BusinessWire). Throughout his career, he took up a variety of positions that included P&L, business development, President, CEO and Board of Directors executive positions.


Glen Wakeman, apart from being a successful business director, is also a writer, investor, and mentor. Engaging in investing and writing has enabled him to share his perceptions by regularly blogging about a number of issues that entail international economic matters, upcoming markets, and management strategies. At GE, Wakeman was renowned as a Growth Leadership role model by its Board of Directors. He also currently mentors Dreamfunded and Sitter Bees, which are start-up companies and over time have helped various C-level directors.


Wakeman is best known for his proven 5 step presentation methodology focusing on risk management, human capital, leadership power and implementation in business. This has changed businesses and led to their eventual success, having dealt with over 17,000 staff members and 15 billion dollars in assets. During his extensive career, Glen Wakeman has been involved in the guidance of startup companies, M&A’s, new market entries, divestitures, exponential growth, in corporations and downsizing.


Glen Wakeman has lived in six different countries and has run business operations in 30 regional areas all over the globe and, therefore, has invaluable knowledge and skill when it comes to business invention, expansion, and growth. The idea to launch his current company was inspired by a desire to help talented start-ups come up with structure and plans that would see their businesses succeed. Glen noted that many startup businesses were failing because they lacked structure around their business ideas. Launch Pad Holdings was, therefore, developed to make plan building easier and more inbuilt by developing a simpler software platform.

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