After working for GE Capital for more than 20 years, Glen Wakeman went on to become CEO of Doral Financial Corporation and a board member of Doral Bank. His extensive business experience led him to start companies like Nova Four, and most recently, LaunchPad Holdings, which is geared toward giving entrepreneurs tips on becoming and staying successful in business by using a 5-step performance method.
LaunchPad Holdings was co-founded by Glen Wakeman in 2015, and Wakeman, who has years of business knowledge, has a passion for helping people who are just starting their companies solve issues that may deter them from accomplishing their business goals (ForexWizard). His company offers software that has a program he calls a LaunchPad Toolkit, which can be used for its advisory aspects, as well as for making connections to people who provide capital.
Being that he found it to be perplexing that new businesses seemed to have a tendency to have a high failure rate, his curiosity led him to become passionate about trying to find out why. And he wanted to pass his findings on to new business owners by giving them advice on effective management and strategies.
Glen Wakeman has lived in six countries, including Asia, South America, and Europe. He is a writer, an investor and an inventor who graduated from the University of Chicago with an MBA degree, and from the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Economics and Finance. He has said that his curiosity is his most productive trait since it propels him into trying to come up with solutions to difficult issues concerning slow growth in business.
One of the things he focuses on is helping entrepreneurs develop good leadership abilities. He cites Sun Tzu’s book, The Art of War, as being one of the books he would recommend for those who want to learn more about how to implement strategies that will lead them to success. Having been responsible for running the business operations in 30 regions all over the globe, his expertise in risk management and other problems that may occur in the industry is much-needed and well-received.