Mr. Wakeman holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Scranton and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Wakeman began his career in business and finance at GE Capital as a General Director of Global Insurance Ventures based in London, UK. While here, he transformed some companies and helped them grow their net income from US$2 million to US$10 million and added the value of their assets to over US$3 billion. Due to this success, he went on to become the CEO of GE-owned Consolidated Financial Insurance Group based in London and GE Money Director of Business Development. Wakeman was then appointed the CEO of GE Money Latin America where from just a new business; he built a nine-country operation, with over $12 billion in assets, an annual income of over $100 million and with 17,000 employees (http://inspirery.com/glen-wakeman/). He opened more than 1000 new branches with new merchandises and signed many partnerships. He was subsequently recognized by the company’s’ Board of Directors as a Growth Leadership role model.
Glen Wakeman is the Founder and CEO of Launchpad Holdings LLC. A company that helps young business persons organize their ideas into profitable ventures using their fully automated software service. It also contains a broad library of tips which are provided to future entrepreneurs to help them grow their companies. To achieve this, Launchpad Holdings partners with some financial providers and advisors.
In a career spanning over two decades, Mr. Wakeman has dedicated his time and resources to helping new startups develop and succeed. He does this by using test methods that assess and positively impact the basics of any growing company. These are governance, risk management, execution, leadership and human capital. Mr. Wakeman also writes, and thus shares his views about administration and management, emerging markets, strategy and international fiscal matters among others through blog posts. He is also a mentor (ThePerfectReporter). He counsels Dream funded and Sitter Bees and has steered several C-level executives.