Browse Month: August 2017

Glen Wakeman is Successful Entrepreneur and Business Executive

Not everyone can easily conquer the world of business. It is a tough and fast-paced industry that often leaves many people in the dust. While most individuals are ultimately defeated in the world of business and finance, one man named Glen Wakeman has prospered. He is a successful entrepreneur, writer, investor and global business executive.

With over two decades of experience in business and finance, Glen Wakeman is an established businessman. He is currently the CEO of LaunchPad Holdings LLC, a company he also co-founded in 2015. LaunchPad Holdings LLC is a company that develops software for entrepreneurs in the early stages of their careers. The company’s software gives entrepreneurs the tools to easily plan and organize their growing businesses.

 

While he has experienced great success with LaunchPad Holdings LLC, this is not Glen Wakeman’s first business achievement. After graduating from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, he would go on to get his Master’s in Finance from the University of Chicago. Glen Wakeman would then begin his lengthy business career by serving over twenty years with GE Capital in various leadership roles including general management and operations management. He was then the CEO and president of Doral Financial Corporation as well as the Chairman of the Board at Doral Bank. After this, Glen Wakeman was the founder and president of Nova Four, a company that provides strategic business advice to developing companies. Prior to his role at LaunchPad Holdings LLC, he was the CEO of GE Money Latin America where he created numerous new products and signed dozens of partnerships.

 

Aside from taking on the world of finance for the last twenty years, Glen Wakeman has made his way around the globe. He has lived in six different countries and presided over 30 regions worldwide.

 

For more information on Glen Wakeman and his associated companies please visit https://twitter.com/glenwakeman?lang=en

Louis Chenevert: Person of the Year

An employee asked CEO Gregory Hayes what he wanted his legacy to be at the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) during a meeting. Hayes said that the most effective CEOs are the ones who understand that they are the company’s stewards and their work is to leave the business better than where they found it. Hayes continued to say that CEOs can’t overlook the performance requirement in the short term, they should always keep their eye to the long term. United Technologies always invests in technology, and their people realize the decisions they make now will determine their future success.

Hayes always says that companies do not innovate, it’s the people who do. The company believes its essential investing in their people, that’s the reason UTC is continuing to encourage its employees to seek lifelong learning through their Employee Scholar Program. The program enables employees to get degrees in a field they want, and UTC pays for the course. Since 1996, the employees of UTC worldwide have received 39,000 degrees via the Program.

Louis Chenevert is a native of Canada, born in a province called Quebec. He studied at HEC Montreal (the business school attached to the University of Montreal), where he received his B. Com in production management. In March 2006, Chenevert was elected the CEO and President of UTC.

In 1999, he was named as Pratt & Whitney Canada president, after working with the company for six years. Before here, he worked at General Motors for 14 years. Chenevert decided to step down as UTC’s Chief Executive Officer on Dec. 8, 2014. He served as the Vice-Chairman of The Business Council Executive Committee for the years 2011 and 2012.

He took the position of Merchant Banking Division’s Exclusive Advisor at the Goldman Sachs, where he’s going to target opportunities in the industrial sectors and aerospace and he will advise other businesses. National Building Museum awarded Chenevert with the Honor Award for the year 2009. Aviation Week, which is the United States aviation trade magazine named him as Aviation Week Person of the Year for 2011.

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