Glen Wakeman is a successful executive and investor mentor, a small business owner, financial services manager, public company CEO, and board member. He has a 21-year experience in management at GE in P&L and business development roles.
He is passionate about growing businesses through improving company agility and performance and by using a proven methodology that enhances and assesses five key dimensions of performance; human capital, leadership, risk management, execution, and governance.
Glen Wakeman is currently the
founder and CEO of LaunchPad that has a fully automated software service that helps new entrepreneurs organize their ideas into plans that can work. The company has broad and massive tips and suggestions that will guide start-ups as they start. It is supported by a large number of capital ventures and mentors.
Before this, Glen was the founder and president of Nova 4, a business accelerator that provides access to funders and strategic advice to developing companies. He is still acting as the CEO of coaching and board duties as a way of sustaining the developments. He was the president & chief executive officer of Doral Financial Corporation, and he chaired the board at Doral Bank. The company deals with mortgage banking, commercial banking, retail banking, insurance operations, and institutional securities.
Glen shined in all these positions. For example, he recapitalized, transformed, and turned around DFC from a non-efficient mono line bank-holding firm into an efficient community bank.
Glen has received several locals, national, and international awards for his exceptional leadership and his passion and dedication to the corporate world.
Glen attended the University of Chicago where he received his MBA. For his BS in economics and finance, he participated in the University of Scranton.
Role of GE Capital
Glen spent 20 years in successful complex roles in leadership in business development, general management, and operations management. In his last position as the CEO of GE Money Latin America, he grew a nine-country operation from a startup that exceeded $12B in assets and more than 17000 workers.