Getting to Know Glen Wakeman

During the Glen Wakeman’s lengthy career, he has held positions in companies like GE Capital and Nova Four. He has been in charge of business development during his stints as CEO, President and other board of directors positions. He has built businesses and created start ups, Wakeman admits that he has had ups and downs but in the long scheme of things he has been a very successful entrepreneur.

Before becoming the CEO of LaunchPad Holds, Glen was educated at The University of Chicago. During his stint at GE Capital, he spent a lot of his time traveling the globe. (Glenwakeman) has lived in half a dozen countries and has visited 32 during his dealings with GE Capital.

Wakeman’s skills as a investor and writer are the cause of success for him and his company LaunchPad Holdings. Wakeman has published for the public his proven five step method of success. The methods focus on risk management, human capital, and leadership power.

When asked how he came up with the idea for LaunchPad Holdings he claimed that being the middle man between the money and the ideas has always been something he enjoys doing. “Many good ideas come from talented startups,” Wakeman said. “When I looked into [the failure of start ups] closer, it basically came down to a lack of structure around the individual ideas (”

Wakeman says a typical day for him is reviewing the previous days numbers, organizing sales meetings and management tasks, but most importantly he follows current customer trends, reviews inquiries and responds to communications with current and would be clients.

Glen Wakeman wasn’t born an executive in a suit, of course. He once was a janitor at an automobile parts factory where he cleaned toilets. “It was dirty, sweaty, and filthy,” he describes it. “[but] I learned that there is dignity in all types of labor, and I never again took any opportunity for granted.”


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