Glen Wakeman, the CEO and Co-founder of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC. is an extremely successful financial services executive and entrepreneur who has 21 years of experience with management. He is known as an effective mentor and a business revolutionary who now works with budding entrepreneurs to make their journey easier. LaunchPad was founded in 2015, and the company offers an intuitive software platform that guides startups so they don’t have to stumble over the same issues that so many beginners to the startup world do (Wikipedia). Glen Wakeman’s inspiration for starting LaunchPad stems from his encounters with numerous entrepreneurs who had great ideas but, for one reason or another, just couldn’t get the ball rolling enough to get their company or idea started.
A Peek Into Glen Wakeman’s Inner World
Glen Wakeman takes new ideas and breathes life into them by making himself explain the idea to other people. He has found that this forces him to put together an outline and think more critically about what makes the idea so important. This process weeds out the bad ideas and shines a light on the ones that are good. Glen, purposefully, goes out of his way to find people that may not see things the same way he does so that he can get a better idea of what might be wrong with his idea.
To keep himself moving along and being as efficient as possible, Glen starts his day by looking at the performance of the previous day. He then likes to divvy up all of the work that needs to be done for the day between his partner and himself, and they get to work getting it done. Glen doesn’t like to give up on a business venture or idea without, first, getting a thorough understanding of it. He feels that it is his curiosity that is his best trait and that it allows him to truly get to the bottom of why things are so he can make a change for the better.
Glen Wakeman earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in economics and an MBA in finance. He lives in Miami and loves helping others to succeed.