Category: Glen Wakeman

How Glen Wakeman Came Up With The Idea Of LaunchPad Holdings

Glen Wakeman is the CEO of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC, a company he co-founded in November of 2015. This company is located in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area and specializes in helping entrepreneurs succeed through their approach that emphasizes a clear business plan and sufficient liquidity. He has over 30 years of professional experience as a top executive.

It was in 1981 that Glen Wakeman graduated from the University of Scranton with Bachelors of Science degrees in Finance and Economics (Ideamensch). While attending school he was involved in a number of activities such as running the campus radio station, drama club, student government, and playing sports. He went back to school in 1991 at The University of Chicago and graduated with his MBA in Finance in 1991.

Glen Wakeman for over 20 years for GE Money. He was able to eventually earn the position of CEO Latin America where he ran the company’s South American business. While at GE Money he worked primarily internationally and lived in Europe, Asia, and eventually South America.

When he was developing the idea of LaunchPad Holdings, Glen Wakeman was contemplating why most new businesses fail within a few years of being launched. He determined that the usual reason was that the founders lacked structure around their ideas and hadn’t created a solid business plan. He came up with creating a software platform for creating business plans which anyone could use due to its simplicity. Visit his website at

One of the recent improvements in technology involves machine learning. Glen Wakeman says that nowadays there is an enormous amount of information available but the sheer volume of it means that people need the help of AI in order to make sense of it.



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