How Glen Wakeman Used His Business Experience To Establish LaunchPad Holdings

Glen Wakeman is a Miami, Florida area businessman who has extensive executive experience in the financial sector. He has an undergraduate degree in economics and finance he earned at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. After he graduated in 1981 he worked for a few different companies before joining GE Money in December 1985, a company he would remain with for over 20 years. During this time he also attended the University of Chicago where he earned an MBA in finance in 1993.

While working for GE Capital, Glen Wakeman worked around the world. He says that he lived in six different nations and his work took him to 32 countries in total. These were in Asia, South America, and Europe. He advanced up the ladder at GE Capital, steadily earning higher positions of authority. Among his positions were those in regional management, country management, operations, business development, general management, and technology (Ideamensch).

While at GE Capital he was often tasked with building up operations in a nation. Over time he did this nine separate times and his efforts led to a total revenue over $2 billion. The company recognized his good work and he was named as a Growth Leadership Role Model. He eventually ended up as the chief executive officer of Latin America which was his final role for this company

After leaving GE Capital, Glen Wakeman became an entrepreneur. He saw a problem and decided he would found a business to solve it. The problem he saw is that way too many new businesses fail. His research led him to conclude the primary reason for this is that most businesses don’t start with a solid and well-thought-out business plan. He knew he could solve this problem so he launched LaunchPad Holdings, LLC.

At LaunchPad Holdings, Glen Wakeman developed an online platform that steps a person through everything they need to do to create a solid business plan. His platform takes a guided approach so that nothing is left out. The business plans also let the new business owner know that they have clear and adequate liquidity for the early stages of their business.

 

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