Veteran international business executive Glen Wakeman co-founded LaunchPad Holdings LLC with Rick Cano in 2015. As CEO, Wakeman is marshalling all the experience he has gained in his various international business executive roles to help new startups turn their innovative ideas into executable plans. This latest venture in Wakeman’s impressive career keys into his passion for mentorship and leading organizations to a successful future.
LaunchPad Holdings’ core business is its SAAS planning platform for early startups. In addition to its software platform, the firm plugs startups into an ecosystem of resources that help in determining business structure, forming value propositions, finding funding sources, budgeting to avoid operating cost pitfalls, deciding when to hire people, and how to protect intellection property.
Glen actively blogs about business strategy, leadership mentoring, and administrative execution. His blog is full of easy to understand articles designed to help business owners achieve success in their ventures. He has achieved recogniton with awards for contributions in his extensive career that has taken him places all over the world.
Glen has extensive experience in the international business arena. He has lived in 6 countries and run operations in 30 regional markets around the world. He has proven business processes which focus on 5 key metrics: execution, governance, human capital, leadership and risk management.
Wakeman has over 20 years of experience adding value to both large and small firms. In 1981 at the University of Scranton, he received a B.S. in Economics and Finance (NewsSky). In 1993 at the University of Chicago, he received an M.B.A. in Finance. After rising through the ranks in business development positions at GE Capital, he went on to Doral Financial corporation. At Doral, his leadership ability served the firm well, he became CEO and President, eventually taking on the role of Board Chairman at Doral Bank. In addition to his role at LaunchPad Holdings LLC, he is also a principal at Miami-based Nova Four.
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