Into the Business Mind of Glen Wakeman

Glen Wakeman has a B.S. in economics and an MBA in finance. He provides guidance to start–up companies. He has a 5-step performance methodology which means his focus is on risk management, human capital, leadership power, and execution in business. Glen Wakeman is also a writer although his other methods are proven more accurate than many other executives. He has lived in 6 different countries running business operations in 30 regions globally. He can match money to an idea. Sometimes the failure rate for start-ups can be quite high. In the morning, he reviews all the numbers for the prior day. Explaining an idea to another person is one way of establishing a purpose for that idea. His worst job was scrubbing toilets at an automobile parts factory, which helped him pay for college. He recommends working on better records on friends and acquaintances.

His strategy comes from reading a book called “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu. It teaches teamwork, discipline, and preparation to the modern reader, which makes this book useful in a modern context. He feels that spending $100 on Spanish lessons was the best $100 he ever spent. As a writer and investor, he maintains a blog. He is the CEO of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC which is in Miami/Fort Lauderdale. His title is Financial Services Executive, Board Member, and Public Company CEO. The Launchpad Toolkit Company is a library of advice for entrepreneurs. His previous job was being CEO of GE Capital. He has lived and worked in both U.S. and International markets. In the recent past, he held an advisory role with a company called Nova Four (NewsSky). Further back in the past, Glen Wakeman was the CEO of Latin America for GE Money from December 1985 to May 2006.