Over the course of his professional career, Glen Wakeman has developed into someone known for his ability to mentor others. He has fostered an entrepreneurial spirit and is the founder of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC. He founded this company in 2015 and his company’s services are used by other entrepreneurs in the early-stage of founding a new company. They use LaunchPad Holdings online business planning software in order to design a plan for their company that they can show to venture capitalists and follow in creating a successful company.
Glen Wakeman has a bachelor’s degree in economics as well as an MBA he has in finance. He began his career at GE Capital and worked his way up to executive level positions at this global company. He has also worked as an executive. In addition to LaunchPad Holdings, he also founded another company, Nova Four. He has held a variety of executive positions including president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board.
Wakeman became well known in the financial industry when he designed a five-step performance methodology. The steps include managing human capital, risk management, leadership, and how to execute in business (Interview.net). He is also a successful investor and has taught others how to manage their funds, both in person and in writing. He has knowledge of a wide variety of investing including international developing markets. Two of the groups that often seek his counsel in regards to their investing are Dreamfunded and Sitter Bees.
When founding LaunchPad Holdings, Glen Wakeman wanted to solve a problem he saw which was that most new businesses fail. He could see this was mainly due to new entrepreneurs thinking ideas were a plan when they really aren’t. His software solves this problem for his clients by giving them a step by step way to arrive at a business plan. Another thing he likes to do is match new business ideas with the money needed to fund them.