Few business professionals can say they’ve accomplished as much in their professions as Glen Wakeman, much less in the two decades that Wakeman himself did. Educated at The University of Scranton and then The University of Chicago, Glen spent the next twenty years of his life building an empire that’s not only a culmination of hard work and dedication, but that is a beacon of hope for entrepreneurs world-wide.
Wakeman began his GE Capital career helping companies transform their business strategies. The millionaire-minded businessman was soon overseeing companies with as many as 17 thousand employees and $10 billion in assets. Over 20 years Glen Wakeman lived in six different countries and traveled to over 30 while holding multiple positions with GE. While acting as General Director for GE Capital, Global Insurance Ventures, he created sales strategies for several businesses, increasing their annual income from $2 million to just over $3 billion, progressing to Director of Business Development for GE Money and COO for Consolidated Financial Insurance Group (GE). Later he would help create a nine-country operation for GE Money Latin America, securing over $12 billion in assets and bringing in over $100 million annually.
Like all good things, Glen Wakeman’s tenure with GE Capital came to an end, but the leading business financial strategist wasn’t ready to stop there. After watching several business ideas fail that he felt were workable but that lacked strategy and a sound business plan, Glen Wakeman knew that his experience and expertise could be of some help. He would soon found LaunchPad Holdings, an SAAS firm that is now known for its ability to help entrepreneurs and start-ups of all sizes create a solid business strategy by building off the ideas of the client. The services, which cost $100, typically only take 30 minutes to an hour and help clients take their idea for a business and turn it into a viable, working plan. In addition to LaunchPad Wakeman is a regular and well-known blogger on topics like angel investing and business strategies and mentors several C-level executives on an ongoing basis.