Glen Wakeman is a very successful businessman. He has held many important positions at big companies, but is currently the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC. It is a great resource for business owners and budding entrepreneurs. It is a collection of information, tips, and guidance from advisors and capital providers. It’s a fully automated service that helps entrepreneurs turn their ideas into a workable plan.
Glen Received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Scranton in Economics and Finance in 1981. He then returned to school to receive his Master of Business Administration in Finance at the University of Chicago in 1993. With an education like that he went on to work for companies such as GE Capital, Doral Financial Corporation, and founded Nova Four. At GE Capital he worked important roles as general management, operations management, business management. He stayed with the company for over 20 years and even worked with international markets with GE Capital. He even became Chief Executive Officer of GE Money Latin America. He surpassed all their expectations and then some. From scratch, he built 9 country operations. At Doral Financial Corporation he worked his way up to become President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board.
A typical day for this thriving businessman starts with numbers. He looks at cash totals, sales, and service performance. He then talks to his partners and they divvy up duties for the day (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doral_Financial_Corporation). They also research customer trends, respond to communications and review inquiries. He is very diligent and organized. That is how he gets things done. Glen’s day ends with either a cocktail or caffeine. What makes him productive is his curiosity he says. It helps him to break through when things are challenging. If he could change one thing about his past was to keep a record of his friends and acquaintances. Making connections is vital as an entrepreneur. One of the worst jobs from his past that he recalls was working at an automobile parts factory. He had to clean the bathrooms there and it was terrible (Ideamensch). It was smelly, sweaty, and the only job he could get. If Glen could suggest one book to readers it would be “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu. He believes that it is one of the best books as far as strategy and is a timeless classic. Looking forward this entrepreneur will continue helping other achieve success in business, one company at a time.