Glen Wakeman is an entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in finance, P&L and business development. Wakeman currently serves as the CEO of Launchpad Holdings LLC a company he co-founded in 2015. In the course of his successful career he has worn different hats and served in different capacities which include; mentor, investor, business owner, board member at the executive level, company CEO and financial services executive.
Glen Wakeman started his successful career and business life after completing his studies. He attended the university of Scranton and graduated with a BS in Economics and Finance in the class of 1981. He later attained an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago in the class of 1993. Wakeman fresh from these two conquests joined GE capital and served in business development and P&L positions. He later moved to Doral Financial Corporation and shortly after became CEO and President. He was also made the board chairman of Doral bank.
In Glen Wakeman’s entire career he has worked with companies and revolutionized them resulting in development and success. The great things he has done in his field include; guiding M&As, start-ups, divestitures and market entry and exponential growth among others. He believes in his own tried, tested and proven methodology which is leadership, human capital, risk management, governance and execution. This methodology assesses and improves performance using the 5- point methodology.
He has enjoyed great milestones and achievements in the various companies he has worked and served in leadership positions. The achievements include; while at Doral Financial Corporation, he was able to turn around and transform DFC from a small time bank to a streamlined community bank by establishing a 2.7-billion-dollar operation in Puerto Rico. He was also able to achieve great milestones while he was the CEO of GE Money in Latin America. He built operations in 9 counties from start-up level to be able to have over 17,000 employees, 12 billion dollars in assets and make an annual turnover of $100 Million. This was made possible by the signing of multiple products, new product development and have a huge and strong network of over 1000 branches.
Glen Wakeman has also lived in over 6 countries where he has received international acknowledgement through various awards he has won. He is also a mentor where he uses his gift to impact people through blog posts on leadership, business and finance.