Glen Wakeman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Scranton. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago and he is Six Sigma Black Belt certified. He has a very impressive educational background, but his work history shows his strengths in business.
Wakeman holds over twenty years of experience of business management from GE. He believes in five core dimensions of performance: leadership, human capital, execution, risk management and governance. Wakeman uses these dimensions to improve companies and individuals in business.
Glen Wakeman is currently the president and founder of Nova Four, which provides access to money and advice to budding businesses. While at GE, Wakeman lived in the United States and abroad, progressively starting up and expanding business for GE in several global markets. Wakeman is currently working on his own start up company, Launch Pad Toolkit, which provides business services and markets online (http://www.glenwakeman.com/about-glen-wakeman/).
Launchpad Holdings provides resources for other individuals looking to launch start ups of their own. Wakeman has said that he’s heard many great ideas throughout his career in business, but has also seen just as many start ups fail. Launchpad was developed to help those people take their ideas and make a plan with software and access to advice about start ups (Positivethefacts).
Wakeman has said that he is successful in bringing his ideas to fruition, because he forces himself to talk about them to other people. He explains that talking out an idea makes him think about it more critically, set an outline and really hear what the idea sounds like out loud. Speaking about his ideas to various people, including people who will not always agree with him, allows him to learn and either toss the idea away, or get excited for an idea and continue moving forward.
Wakeman’s expansive business background through his two decades at GE and his continuing business adventures solidify him as a proven leader in the business world. His educational background and drive to educate others will only help new businesses bloom with a strong understanding of how business works well around the world.