Glen Wakeman was born in 1968. He is the founder and the chief executive officer of LaunchPad holdings where he is also a co-founder. He studied at the University of Scranton between 1977 and 1981 where he graduated with a degree in Economics and Finance. He later joined The University of Chicago between 1991 and 1993 where he graduated with masters in business administration (Finance). He has a 20years experience in the financial world where he has worked in 32 countries and has lived in six of them.
He is an investor, writer, and an entrepreneur with a lot of expertise in this industry. He has been a leader and has overseen businesses worth $15 billion, with over fifteen thousand employees. His main adventure is in integration, downsizing, acquisitions, start-ups, divestitures, exponential growth and new market entry.
Immediately after finishing his bachelor degree, he worked for GE Money for 20 years. During his tenure at GE, he worked in different capacities like the General Manager, Country Manager, and the Regional Manager. He got his experience and responsibility working in various departments. Among the departments that he worked on includes: Operations, Business Developments, operations. He spent 15 years working and living in Asia, Europe, and South America.
In 1999 he became the CEO of General Electric Consumer Finance a position he held until 2006 (Doral Financial Corp Names Glen Wakeman President). In 2006, he was appointed the CEO and the President of Dora Financial Corporation, where he worked for eight years. He was also a Board Member of the financial institution. He became the president of Dora Bank in 2008. The Board of directors of Dora corporation believed that his leadership and experience with the top financial institution would be a plus for the organization.
Currently, Glen Wakeman is the Chief Officer and the President of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC. This company provides business planning for young entrepreneurs who want to venture into business. They mainly advise on the early stages of entrepreneurial skills. Glen. Wakeman is also a blogger, he writes about emerging markets, leadership, global affairs, and business transformations. In his blogs, he gives advice on angel financing and strategies. Glen is passionate about innovations and growth. He mentors executives and advises start-ups businesses such as Dreamfund and Sitter Bees.