Category: Business Strategies

Increasing Start-up Success is the Goal Of Executive Glen Wakeman

It may seem unusual that someone with 30 years invested in a career would give up a comfortable corporate title and set out on their own. This is the path taken by Financial Services Executive Glen Wakeman. His past work included a role that lasted for more than two decades as a CEO for GE Money in Latin America and many other high-profile positions. In 2015 he founded Launchpad Holdings, LLC and began this new venture with the goal of increasing success rates in viable start-ups. Identifying a Problem Wakeman understands business, finance, and strategy. He stays abreast of the business world and had been drawn to the many start-ups arriving over the last few years. Glen Wakeman could see the value of the ideas or products and was frequently surprised when these enterprises would fail. Through further investigation, it became clear that product development and marketing were used well by these companies, but that many failed to actually create a business plan. Using His Experience Throughout his career, Glen Wakeman has mentored others around him. It was only natural that he take this desire and talent and use it to benefit budding entrepreneurs. Through LaunchPad Holdings he was able to develop and make available a business toolkit that led users through the process of devising a genuine plan. The software is designed to work with any organizations of any size or type and offers additional tips for finding funding as well. Continuing the Effort In addition to his company, Wakeman is also an active blogger, executive mentor, and business advisor ( Glen Wakeman’s past career allowed him the opportunity to travel extensively, live in a number of countries and meet many people. All of this helped him to gain the knowledge needed to understand trends and changes in a global marketplace. Glen Wakeman remains fully involved in the company he founded as well as staying in tune with the fast-paced modern business world. His constant research helps him to remain an effective strategic thinker and he happily shares his ideas to readers of his blog as well as his clients. More here