Glen Wakeman is the founder of a business company known as Launchpad Holdings. As its name implies, the company’s goal is to help business concepts turn into real companies through a set plan (Interview.net). Glen Wakeman’s primary area of business growth focuses on building leaders and maximizing its human capital functions. Wakeman has been building relationships and taking businesses from concept stage to the big platform for over 20 years, and one of the most famous businesses he built is Nova Four, a subsidiary of GE Capital. But Glen Wakeman has gone beyond that to turning capital into key investments for major financial firms.
Glen Wakeman got his business education at the University of Chicago from where he holds an MBA in economics and finance. He started in the business growth strategies department of GE Capital and soon was helping subsidiaries emerge from under GE’s roof. While Glen Wakeman was still there, the company Board of Directors honored him for building a model for growth and leadership. . Glen Wakeman managed over $15 billion in funds and also offered advisory services through merger and acquisition deals, and utilizing strategies for over 17,000 employees. He later became CEO and Chairman of the entire company and also traveled overseas several times.
Glen Wakeman decided to join the startup investing industry. Launchpad Holdings has a software-as-a-service system that organizes a business’s financial and marketing strategies, and provides information on how entrepreneurs can take the concept to venture capital suppliers. Wakeman is also one of the key advisors to two startup companies known as Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded, and from time to time he’ll host seminars on executing business strategies.
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