Glen Wakeman is an extremely successful entrepreneur. During Wakeman’s career he has been an investor, executive mentor, business owner, financial service executive, and writer. He is currently the CEO of LaunchPad Holdings, which he assisted in founding. He attended the University of Chicago and the University of Scranton.
“I like to match idea with money,” Wakeman explained. This is how he got the idea of LaunchPad Holdings. Glen Wakeman is taking good ideas and backing them financially. “An idea isn’t a plan,” Wakeman says. “So we thought we would make it easy and intuitive to build a plan with a simple software platform.
Glen Wakeman begins his days by reviewing the previous day’s sales and performance. He then conducts conferences with his partner and they divide duties. Glen Wakeman also researches competition, responds to consumer concerns, and client inquiries.
Prior to creating LaunchPad Holdings, he worked in multiple positions across South America, Asia, and Europe. His first major position was General Electric, one of the worlds largest and most well-known energy producers. At General Electric, he began his world travels as he was required to move to London, England. During his time with General Electric, Wakeman also served in various positions with companies owned by General Electric.
Some time after he left General Electric is when he got the idea for LaunchPad. During his world travels, Wakeman met with hundreds of people with incredible ideas. Glen Wakeman knew if he could create a platform for inventive people to use, innovative ideas would spring up from all over the world.
LaunchPad holds was founded by Glen Wakeman and Rick Cano. They have raised hundreds of millions of dollars across several industries and Fortune 10 companies. As well as providing expert advisers, accelerators and capital providers, LaunchPad also provides a toolkit that includes everything a new entrepreneur needs to create their own business plan.