In 2015, Glen Wakeman co-founded LaunchPad Holdings, a company that had a simple purpose, help other companies succeed by helping them prepare a plan for the early stages of the business. At the same time, Mr. Wakeman also writes blog posts, articles, and creates videos explaining things about running a business and how a business can be successful in current and future markets (Thenewsversion). These activities have led him to develop a reputation of being a mentor to young entrepreneurs, a role that he has embraced fully.
To be a good mentor, however, the mentor must have the background knowledge and experience to earn the respect of the student, and Glen Wakeman has that. Not only does he have a wealth of academic knowledge, demonstrated by his M.B.A. in Finance and a B.S. in Economics, but also by having a long career in the finance industry.
Glen Wakeman began working at GE Capital at a young age, and stayed with the company for a little over 20 years. At the end of this 20 year career, he would find himself as CEO of the Latin America division, managing a massive business structure that generated billions in revenue. Prior to becoming the CEO of that division, he worked in positions ranging from Operations to Regional Management, giving him experience in many different facets of the corporate world. By the end of his career with GE Money, he would have lived in six different countries, and worked in 32 different countries, giving him a rare, and extremely valuable, insight into the international market.
No one could reasonably doubt Glen Wakeman’s experience, nor doubt that his advice is unfounded. This is why he has been so successful as a mentor, and why so many young entrepreneurs trust him, and come to LaunchPad Holdings for help, and follow his blog and pay attention to what he says. Glen Wakeman is one of the most experienced mentors in the business world, and luckily for many, he is more than willing to accept that mentorship role.