How Glen Wakeman Found Success In The Financial Industry

Over the course of his career Glen Wakeman has been in many roles. He has been a board member, small business owner, executive mentor, and financial services executive among other positions. He has lived in six different countries including in Asia, Europe, the United States, and in South America. For over two decades he worked as an executive for the financial services company GE Capital (

Today, Glen Wakeman works at a company he founded, LaunchPad Holdings. His company helps people with dreams of opening their own company come up with a solid business plan. Glen has used his professional experience to guide people through this process on a step by step basis. He operates a website that has been used by people across North America to start their own companies.

Earlier in his career, Glen Wakeman was the chief executive officer of GE Money Latin America. This started out as a startup and he led it into a corporation that had offices in nine countries. It also went from a skeleton crew to a company that employed around 17,000 people with annual revenues in excess of $2 billion. Among other roles he filled for GE Capital he was the chief operations officer of one of their international subsidiaries, Consolidated Financial Insurance Group in the United Kingdom, and at GE Money he was the director of business development.

Glen Wakeman attended the University of Chicago. He says that in order to help pay for college he worked during the summer months. The worst job he had was during this time when he worked at an auto parts factory. He was responsible for cleaning all of the bathrooms which he said was a filthy job. He did learn from this job, though, that all jobs are honorable and that whenever an opportunity presents itself you should take full advantage of it (Dailyforexreport).

After he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics he went on to attend the University of Chicago which is where he obtained his MBA. In his private life, Glen enjoys doing martial arts and has achieved the rank of Six Sigma Black Belt.