Inspired by the book The Art of War by Sun Tzu that outlined successful business strategies, Glen Wakeman developed over a 30-year career, proven strategies to build businesses and mentor businesspersons. Glen believes the principles of teamwork, discipline, and preparation are critical and he outlines business strategies for start-ups that propels them into successful businesses by using networking, collaboration, preparation, and discipline as four pillars of success. Glen has been successful in guiding budding entrepreneurs throughout his career in the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. His education and training have made him uniquely suited for success.
Glen Wakeman has an undergraduate degree in business and finance from the University of Scranton and an MBA from the University of Chicago. As an innovative executive, Wakeman has served at large and small corporations. He has worked as a CEO and as an entrepreneur. A global financial executive, Wakeman has traveled and worked extensively throughout the United States and abroad; he has worked in six countries on five continents. His experiences and travels give him a unique global perspective and insight into global emerging markets. Glen shares his knowledge and expertise with budding entrepreneurs through his blog where he shares his intimate knowledge and understanding of the worldwide marketplace and developing start-ups around the world.
Wakeman is the co-founder of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC, a business he launched and where he serves as the CEO. LaunchPad is a company that works with businesspersons to help move their ideas from a concept to a successful business plan. Through LaunchPad, Glen assists businesspersons in structuring and organizing their ideas (Alivenewspaper). Glen is also the founder and president of Nova Four, a company that accelerates the growth and development of start-ups by providing expert advice and access to capital.
Glen’s tip for entrepreneurs is not to give up. Sometimes an entrepreneur’s best efforts do not translate into a viable business and when that happens many executives want to give up. Glen discourages that notion and not only encourages them to persevere; he provides them with proven strategies to turn early failures into successes.