Based in Miami, Florida, LaunchPad Holdings is a business predicated on helping entrepreneurs achieve success, and through the company’s “LaunchPad Toolkit,” current and prospective entrepreneurs are provided access to an array of information and automated software. According to the company’s website (launchpadtoolkit.com), the resources provided can place early-stage entrepreneurs on a fast track to business success. At the head of LaunchPad Holdings is Glen Waken, an enterprising businessman who is exceptionally proficient at scaling businesses.
Glen Wakeman attended the University of Scranton, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance in 1981, as well as an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago in 1993. Wakeman began his career with GE Capital, the financial services unit of General Electric, serving as CEO of the company’s Latin America market. During his time with the company, he contributed to the build-up of a 9-country operation that resulted in over $12 billion in assets and $100 million in annual earnings (Angel.co).
Wakeman is extremely proficient in the business world; during his time with GE Capital he was instrumental in setting up operation in 30 countries and was recognized as a growth leadership role model by GE’s board of directors.
After a number of years with GE Capital, Wakeman focused his attention on creating LaunchPad Holdings, which from the onset, was designed to quickly catapult new and early-stage entrepreneurs to success. According to the company’s website, those who enroll in the program will have access to information concerning risk management and will be able to confer with capital providers, accelerators, advisors, and thought leaders, who will guide them through every nuance of creating a successful and profitable business.
According to Glen Wakeman, LaunchPad Holdings prides themselves on helping new businesses thrive by leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of everyone involved with the company.