Glen Wakeman is regarded as a mentor to startup ecosystem with his own strategies and thoughts to make startups highly successful ventures. He has created new performance methodologies that are reflecting the needs of the startup world and known for founding a SaaS-based system for startups called LaunchPad Holdings LLC in 2015. Interestingly, Glen was highly concerned with the number of startup failures, though some of them were really unique and futuristic ideas. Deeply annoyed by this factor, he did a thorough analysis into various reasons behind the significantly higher failure percentage (ChronicleWeek).
Wakeman identified that most of those ideas did not have any structure to nurture it to make a successful venture. People who are working on startup ideas mostly fail to understand the difference between a plan and an idea. This is where he established LaunchPad Holdings to make the plan-building easier for the startup firms by helping them to design it through an easily-operable software platform. Wakeman is also known for giving heavy bets of technology and pays greater attention to the applications and choices of machine learning. He thinks that with a significant amount of data currently available, the technology can make the way business operate much smarter and easier.
It would make the business decisions in its efficiency, speed, and overall quality to generate better results. However, Glen Wakeman also made apprehensions about the technology and its access to privacy, but at the same time, he is optimistic about seeing positive changes in the philosophical and political environment with machine learning. Wakeman is also credited with developing a five-step performance plan that provided highly-worthy results until the date.
Glen Wakeman knows the business acumen around the globe as he is experienced in operating business in more than 30 regional areas. Interestingly, he also stayed in six different countries as a resident. This has given him significant industry exposure in different demographics. He is an MBA graduate in Finance and also earned his Bachelors in Economics. In the earlier days of his career, Glen Wakeman worked for GE Capital in various roles and established a firm called Nova Four.