A startup begins with an idea, and young entrepreneurs have been lauded for their limitless ideas. However, Glen Wakeman—CEO and co-founder of Launchpad Holdings LLC—is worried that many ideas fail to transition to profitable ventures. Wakeman established Launchpad in 2015 to offer the much-needed assistance to start-ups. The company prides itself on providing a guided approach that yields plans and adequate liquidity. Launchpad is a SAAS company: it provides its services through a software platform that requires a subscription. As at present, Launchpad can proclaim its success in assisting start-ups in raising capital and building new businesses to become successful enterprises.
The success of Launchpad can be attributed to its CEO, Glen Wakeman. He is an experienced entrepreneur, mentor, and innovator. Wakeman acquired much of his experience from working for companies such as GE Capital, and Doral Financial Corp. At GE, Glen Wakeman was tasked with P&L responsibilities. Wakeman’s career peaked at Doral: He became CEO and president of Doral. He also became Doral Bank’s Board Chairman (Twitter). The skills that Wakeman acquired from his career spanning over two decades have been useful in making Launchpad a successful company.
Glen Wakeman is passionate about seeing business succeed. To this end, he established 5 step performance methodology. The methodology focus on risk management, human capital, leadership power, and execution in business. He often offers guidance to companies on financial economics, organizational strategies, and corporate governance. Some of the brands such as Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded have benefitted from Wakeman’s insightful counsel.
Glen Wakeman’s business interests are global. He runs over 30 business operations outside America giving him an upper hand when it comes to international trade dynamics. He is skilled in capital raising, angel investing, and international business financing. He is acquainted with the global dynamics that affect a business innovation, development, and growth. Wakeman has been a resident of six countries.
More about Glen Wakeman at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doral_Financial_Corporation
There are several words to describe Michael, but only one stands out the most, greatness! He was born in 1949 in Washington D.C. and grew up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He wanted to educate himself so he attended U.C.L.A where he received two degrees from college, his Bachelors degree in English as well as his Masters Degree in English literature. Michael has a beautiful family of two kids and a wife.
He is a phenomenal author who has written five books which all have outstanding ratings. Michael was able to work with his wife, Andrea, the president of renascent films which started in 1988 to create films. Michael just completed a documentary called, “Soul of the Samurai”. Soul Samurai is an authentic film about unique Samurai masters, artist, and historians following Japanese artwork.
Michael has been a lover of arms and amour since the 1980’s. He enjoys enlightening people about antique swords in the Islamic, European, Japanese and American world. Michael is so educated and well known for his historical background that he was featured on Americas A&E channel speaking on, The Tales of the Gun’s episode about Dueling Pistols. He conducted eight episodes and has written seven screen plays as well.
Michael enjoys connecting with others on Facebook that have the same interest just as he does. He has a collection of antiques, and sales Japanese samurai swords! His dream is to keep alive historical antiques. Michael is a legend and has greatness written all over him! Have you ever heard of a man who is exceptional as he is? Read more about Michael on CrunchBase.
The newly appointed chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board, Andy Wirth, certainly has a list of impressive accomplishments. He currently serves as the CEO and President of Squaw Valley Ski, has appeared on CBS’s Undercover Boss, and even competes in the Ironman triathlon. However, despite these successes, Wirth credits a major setback to teaching him one of the most valuable lessons of his life.
Andy Wirth was nearly killed in a skydiving accident on October 13th, 2013. With harsh winds rendering him unable to find his drop zone, Wirth was forced to land in a vineyard full of steel beams and sharp objects. The impact nearly severed his right arm.
To prevent himself from bleeding to death, Andy Wirth had to painfully shove his left hand into the injured area until medical personnel could reach him. After 15 excruciating minutes, a flight-for-life helicopter arrived and transported him to the UC Davis trauma center. Fortunately, Wirth was able to regain the use of his arm after 21 surgeries and 50 days in the hospital. Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSquawValley/posts/10152191670133708 and https://www.crowdrise.com/wwsupport
While recovering, Andy encountered a group of Navy Seals who provided him comfort and support. After seeing the parallels between his life and the lives of wounded veterans, Wirth was inspired to start a team in the Ironman Triathlon called the Special Welfare Warrior.
This group’s aim is to raise funds for the Navy Seal foundation – a program that provides special welfare assistance to the Naval Special Welfare community and its families.
Wirth’s company, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings LLC., oversees a recreation resort located in Lake Tahoe, California. The area is most famous for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympic games.
Click the following links to read more:
Andy Wirth – About.me
Andy Wirth Elected Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation