Business mogul and mentor, Glen Wakeman, has blazed a path of success for anyone seeking to grow their business. As founder and CEO of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC, Glen’s hard work and business acumen has put him in position to not only achieve success at the highest levels but to also show others how to achieve their business goals as well.
Graduating from the University of Scranton(PA) and the University of Chicago with a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor’s of Science degree, Glen Wakeman would channel his passion and love for business and finances into a life-changing career at General Electric (GE). At GE, Glen gained the much-needed experience, excelling in the business areas of operations, technology, business development, general, regional and country management. Working at GE Capital for twenty years, Glen Wakeman would live in 6 countries and work in 32 countries across Europe, Asia, and South America. Now with the leadership and business expertise, Glen was ready to embark on his entrepreneurial journey, investing and starting numerous small businesses of his own; something that Glen would find great success in. Under Glen’s leadership, he would transform numerous businesses with more than 17,000 employees and over $15 billion in assets, developing various facets of each company through mergers, acquisitions, integrations, downsizing, new market entries, divestitures, and start-ups.
With a global business approach as a foundation for developing successful businesses, Glen created LaunchPad Holdings, LLC, a SAAS company founded in 2015, that specifies and targets the needs and strategies for other businesses, in order for them to successfully develop. Glen Wakeman concisely explains the embodiment of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC in an interview where he states how, “People don’t always understand, an idea is not a plan itself. So we decided to make plan building easier and more intuitive by designing a simpler software platform. That was the beginning of LaunchPad Holdings.” LaunchPad Holdings, LLC consist of 5 elements: Leadership, Human Capital, Execution, Risk Management and Governance.
Although the multi-talented mogul remains heavily active throughout the business community through his mentoring, writing and business ventures, Glen Wakeman still understands the importance of charitable efforts. In the wake of Puerto Rico’s hurricane devastations, Glen took it upon himself to step up and make a generous contribution, donating $1000 to The American Red Cross. For Glen, it is just as important for one to come to the aid of your community in their time of need, as any successful business methodology, proving that he truly appreciates the value of helping others while making this world a better place.