Glen Wakeman is a mentor, entrepreneur, and an innovator. He is the CEO and Co-founder of LaunchPAD Holdings LLC. The company was founded to enable startups, entrepreneurs and other professionals to transform great business ideas into sustainable and profitable ventures through plan building. LaunchPad also offers software solutions that can help build the plans Glen leads the development of mergers and acquisitions guide targeting startups and initiates the creation of alternative performance methodologies.
According to Glen Wakeman, the cornerstones of business performance and agility are leadership, human capital, risk management, execution, and governance. He expounds on this phenomenon in his masterpiece the 5-step performance methodology. For an enterprise to succeed, it has to align its human resources to its visions and strategies, prepare for change, integrate all functions and processes, minimize risks and enable constructive dialogues. He has also written several articles, blogs, and books on business strategy, economics, administration, and motivation. Glen’s prowess in market strategy has made executive groups as the Dreamfunded, and Sitter Bees reference his works.
Glen Wakeman received an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Scranton and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. In 1985, he began working with GE money and rose to become CEO Latin America. After 20 years of service working in over 15 countries in Europe, South America and Asia, Glen left GE and later in 2015 he founded Nova Four and co-founded LaunchPad Holdings. His areas of expertise include corporate finance, risk management, emerging markets, Mergers and acquisitions, management, banking, private equity, business strategy and financial analysis and modeling.
Machine learning and Big data application in business excite Glen Wakeman. Machine learning has enabled companies to generate insights that allow faster decision-making and improvements in overall quality (Ideamensch). He is optimistic that solutions offered by machine learning will enable democracy, philosophical and political advancement and general well-being of humanity. Nevertheless, he is concerned about the risk of losing privacy.
For Glen, being curious and inquisitive has made him more productive. Curiosity has sharpened his problem-solving skills, creativity and service delivery. He advises entrepreneurs to create a detailed outline of their ideas before sharing it as it helps them understand the need.