Glen Wakeman is the CEO and Co-Founder of LaunchPad Holdings, and highly respected in his field. As a student at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, Glen focused on Economics and Finance. After he earned his bachelor’s degree, he earned his MBA at the University of Chicago.
Glen became a seasoned professional, as he cultivated a 20-year long career with GE following his graduate education. Mr. Wakeman has been immersed in the world of business management for decades, and spent time living in Asia, Europe, and South America honing his skills (Dailyforexreport). Glen was never afraid to start working at entry-level, and gradually progressing up the ladder as he learned the ropes.
LaunchPad Holdings was developed to provide a platform to mentor emerging young entrepreneurs. Glen was often fascinated with what made businesses fail, and what could be done to help mitigate risks that deter from business success. As a leader in the business world, Glen helped develop software to get emerging entrepreneurs on the right track (http://blogwebpedia.com/ceo-glen-wakeman-demands.html#.WgYyXbaZOqA).
Mr. Wakeman touts the foundation for business success as consisting of “Five Elements.” Business developers must be aware of concepts like leadership, human capital, execution, risk management, and governance. When an entrepreneur fully understands the gravity behind each concept, and implements them to further their goals, they are more likely to derive success.
Taking calculated risks is a huge part of being successful in business. But, even more importantly is the timing when risks are taken. If you are too far along in your career, some risks could prove devastating and debilitating. Glen is an advocate for taking risks at the earliest stages of a business, so that entrepreneurs can learn quickly how to make an expedient recovery, and learn from their mistakes for the future.
Staying curious, engaging in problem solving, and being ready to take risks has helped Glen enjoy much success. Glen continues to enjoy acting as an advocate for those in business, and loves bringing new ideas to life.