Glen Wakeman is one of the world’s top enterprise leadership experts who has spent years traveling the world and helping companies recover from financial troubles to becoming very profitable entities (http://www.glenwakeman.com/). Wakeman has received numerous awards for his strategic implementation of corporate leadership and planning out new businesses, and the areas he focuses on to do so are in human capital, risk management, and building successful growth models. What Wakeman is doing now is serving as an advisor for a couple startup companies and runs an SAAS company known as Launchpad Holdings, LLC. Glen Wakeman told Interview.net the reason why he started this company.
Glen Wakeman said that all too often, businesses aren’t able to make the transition from simply making sales according to their idea of having a sustainable company that lasts for years. Many studies have shown that Wakeman is right because small business startups often end up folding within five years. At Launchpad Holdings whose website can be found at www.launchpadtoolkit.com, entrepreneurs aren’t just simply given funding for their business but are actually taken through a tutorial on how they can present a real plan to venture capital investors (PhillyPurge). Wakeman told Interview.net that he usually spends his days reviewing the Launchpad sales and seeing where the current customer trends are going.
Glen Wakeman got his bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Scranton University, and then completed his MBA at the University of Chicago Business School. He started out his career at GE Capital and was honored for his leadership while there by GE’s Board of Directors. GE Capital was a major financial holdings wing of the power company and had many banks located around that world that Wakeman helped establish. Under the auspices of GE Capital Wakeman also started Nova Four Group, an accelerator for new businesses.