Biography of a Business Titan: Glen Wakeman


Glen Wakeman started his career by making an impression, and he hasn’t stopped since. In fact, he’s used his talents, skills, and abilities to make an international name for himself, and for good reason. Glen Wakeman has mentored organizations, companies, and business operations in over 30 regions. He’s lived in six countries, counseled companies worth up to $15 billion, and helped just about every type of business imaginable, from start-ups to companies with over 17,000 employees. How does he do it? By thinking of others and being revolutionary.

 

In the Beginning

 

Glen Wakeman started out by making an impression at the University of Scranton. He majored in Economics and Finance and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1981. However, he did far more than achieving academic success here. He also found a place in the student government, in the drama club, working for the college radio station, and on several intramural sports teams. He went on to earn his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago in 1993 and soon began working at GE Capital.

 

Early Achievements

 

If Glen Wakeman was trying to start out with a bang, he certainly succeeded. At GE Capital he excelled in business development. In fact, his business development skills were so impressive that the Board of Directors formally recognized him as a role model in growth leadership. Eventually, he moved on to Doral Financial Corporation where he served as the CEO and then the president. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Doral Bank.

 

An Innovative Approach

 

After Doral Financial Corporation, Glen Wakeman founded Nova Four of which he is still the president. He also co-founded and is still the CEO of, LaunchPad Holdings LLC, a SaaS company established in 2015. Beyond that, Glen Wakeman is an entrepreneur, a mentor, a writer, and an investor. Many wonder how he has achieved so much over the course of his 20-year career. However, his innovative approach focusing on five key metrics of business has been the cornerstone of his work almost from day one, and this fresh way of thinking and focus on the bare bones of business has been a large factor to his success.

 

Glen Wakeman has accomplished a great deal in the last 20 years, but chances are we haven’t seen the last of his work (http://news.sky.com/story/money-shop-owners-us-boss-quits-as-payday-lenders-sale-looms-10723086). From his prolific writing to his corporate mentor services, Glen Wakeman’s heart and entrepreneurial spirit are sure to drive him towards even more success in the future.

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