With a career in management that covers 21 years, Glen Wakeman has developed a broad resume that includes writer, investor, CEO, and entrepreneur. He studied at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Economics, and attended the University of Chicago, where he received an MBA in Finance. He went on build his career with companies like GE Capital, and the Doral Financial Corp. He later founded and became the CEO of Nova Four, based in Miami, Florida. This company would help new businesses with planning strategy and acquire the capital they needed.
In 2015 he became the Founder and CEO of LaunchPad Holdings LLC, a SAAS corporation. Mr. Wakeman recognized that many new startups would fail due to ideas not having a cohesive plan or structure. In response to this, LaunchPad Holdings developed a software system to help these new businesses with organization and plan management. This system is currently having a period of nationwide growth.
Glen Wakeman has helped Dreamfunded, an equity crowdfunding platform based in California, with his marketing advice. He is known for applying his experience to improving key areas of leadership, execution, risk management, and human capital.
On a daily basis, Glen Wakeman will meet with his partners to delegate tasks and go over financial matters, plan a strategy for meetings, and check on competitors (About). He thinks it’s important that you have people around you who will be honest on evaluating ideas. He believes that machine learning will be a great asset in helping businesses improve their quality, planning, and in dealing with large amounts of data.
There have been 30 regional areas around the world that he has managed operations in and he has lived in South America, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Asia. He believes strongly that to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to maintain communications with everyone you meet along the way because they can help you in your business and your career.