Majority of people around the world have great business ideas but they do not have a solid and practical plan. Glen Wakeman is a successful business executive who through his company, he helps entrepreneurs put ideas into practical plans. Wakeman is the CEO of Launchpad Holdings LLC, a company he co-founded in 2015. The company offers online business services to its customers and also offers connections to capital providers and advisors.
He has vast experience in capital markets, leadership development, strategy and business transformation growth. His expertise in the above areas is as a result of working in GE Capital for over 20 years. He was in charge of operations in 30 regions in six countries and held positions such as director, chief operating officer, and chief executive officer. Glen Wakeman believes in a five-step performance methodology which involves leadership, risk management, governance, human capital, and execution. The mentor shares business insights about international matters and emerging markets through his blog (http://alivenewspaper.com/2017/09/glen-wakeman-business-success/). Wakeman advises entrepreneurs to get completely engaged in all aspects of their businesses and to have an active role in the business operations.
The University of Chicago alumnus’ advice to those who aspire to be entrepreneurs or business executives is to stay in contact with their friends and acquaintances. This can come in handy in terms of getting customers and, or funding. Having worked as a bathroom cleaner in a factory, Wakeman never takes any job for granted.
Wakeman also believes in extending a helping hand to the community as it allows a business to stay involved and connected. One of his traits that has kept him going is curiosity. He explains that curiosity helps him solve problems innovatively. The application of machine learning to solve problems is a trend that excites him as it improves quality and decision making.
The global business executive is Six Sigma Black Belt certified and holds a BS in Economics and an MBA in Finance. He has been awarded local, international and national awards in the countries he has worked in (TheNewsVersion). Glen Wakeman is indeed a great mentor, prolific writer and role model to many.