Glen R. Wakeman is an esteemed executive mentor, board member, financial services executive, investor, CEO, and a small business owner. He is the co-founder and CEO of LaunchPad Holdings, a SAAS company. LaunchPad offers a fully automated software service to assist early stage entrepreneurs as they shape their ideas into a workable plan. The company’s toolkit is complemented by a wide-ranging ecosystem comprised of capital advisors and providers. Glen Wakeman’s career kicked off at GE Capital where he held P&L and business developmental positions for 21 years. At GE, he received recognition as a Growth Leadership role model. He has successfully built his career in finance and business for the past twenty years.
From GE, Glen Wakeman joined Doral Financial Corporation where he served as the President, CEO as well as the Chairman of the Doral Bank’s Board. DFC is a diversified financial service company that deals with retail banking, insurance agency operations, commercial banking, mortgages and institutional securities. Glen Wakeman changed Doral from an inefficient, non-compliant mono line bank holding company into a streamlined community bank. Under his leadership, DFC successfully launched a $2.7 billion stand-alone United States operation from its headquarters in Puerto Rico (BusinessWire). Glen Wakeman is also the founder of Nova Four where he was also a President. He also takes up Board roles and CEO coaching to sustain improvements of the company. Nova Four offers access to capital and strategic advice for developing businesses.
Glen Wakeman is well known for his 5-step performance methodology that focuses on human capital, business execution, risk management and leadership power. Glen has been honored with various awards both national, local, and international for his dedication to corporate social responsibility and his exemplary leadership. Glen has guided many M&As, new market entry, start-ups, exponential growth, and divestitures. He has revolutionized companies with over 17,000 staff members and assets amounting to $15 billion which has led to their success and development. Wakeman is also a writer with blog posts that provide knowledge on matters relating to management & administration, emerging markets, international fiscal issues, and strategy. He continues to be an inspiration to many in subjects relating to organizational policies and financial economics.