Glen Wakeman is the Founder and President of Nova four, a business accelerator for developing companies. He performs CEO coaching and board duties. He is a highly successful Financial Services Executive, an Investor and business mentor, a board member with 21 years management background at General Electric where he handled complex leadership roles in business development, general management, and operations management in the US and in international markets. While working for GE, he lived in six different countries and worked in a total of thirty two countries. His last role at GE involved creating a new division, named GE Money Latin America, which he nurtured and expanded to become an employer of 17,000 people across nine countries.
His passion for building businesses led to the creation of his company Launchpad holdings. Under the umbrella of LaunchPad Holdings, Glen Wakeman works with early-stage entrepreneurs to equip them with the online business planning services that they need to achieve success and also to reduce the risk of failure by using the LaunchPad tool kit. This online software generates a series of questions to help guide the new business owner on the core principles of a business plan. Glen Wakeman has developed a 5-step methodology on the foundational elements of how a business functions. The five components of this methodology are Operations, Marketing, Talent, Financials and Risk Management. They are analyzed together to produce a strategy for the success of any business, irrespective of the type of product or service it offers.
Glen wakeman has the keys to success for any new business. As the owner of several businesses himself and with his years of experience as a consultant to new business owners, he emphasizes that entrepreneurs should master the art of Delegation of duties. He says that when entrepreneurs try to do too much by themselves they may burn out quickly. Business owners should assign tasks to staff members who have the right skill and the drive to complete them. Business owners should also build trust with their team members. Finally new business owners should develop the habit of thinking about why things are a certain way.