Glen Wakeman is a businessman with a career spanning over 20 years. He is the CEO and co-founder of LaunchPad Holdings. Wakeman is also well known for his concept of “The Five Elements”. In his undergraduate years, Wakeman studied economics, finance, and philosophy at the University of Scranton. Eight years after completing his Bachelor’s he got his MBA at the University of Chicago in general management. His time spent at the University of Chicago solidified his passion for the world of business and lead him to a long and successful career in not only management but in writing and mentoring as well.
After the completion of his MBA, Wakeman worked for GE Capital for 20 years. During the course of those 20 years, he worked his way up to higher positions, taking on more responsibility and bringing more success to the company. By the end of his time at GE Capital, the company had transformed into a company of 17,000 employees with $12 billion in assets, $100 million of those being in revenue.
As he gained experience Wakeman began to recognize patterns and see opportunities to utilize his expertise to mentor others (Positivethefacts). One thing he often noticed was that many people had good ideas, but they did not know how to plan out their ideas so that they could be brought to life. In his words, “An idea is not a plan itself.” This knowledge was the inspiration for the creation of LaunchPad Holdings, which is a software service that helps startups and entrepreneurs turn their good ideas into great plans.
Naturally, Wakeman did not stop after creating LaunchPad Holdings. He went on to write about “The Five Elements”, which are the five things he believes are the keys to success in any business. Wakeman also has his own blog where he writes about different subjects ranging from business tips and tricks to his own personal philosophies on life.