Glen Wakeman is the Chief Executive Officer of LaunchPad Holdings LLC, a company he co-founded in 2015. He graduated from University of Scranton with a BS in Economics and Finance in 1981 and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago in 1993. Glen is famous as a business revolutionary and for his mentoring and entrepreneurial spirit. His work includes creating new performance methodologies and guidance for startup companies. Glen’s performance methodology focuses on risk management, leadership power, human capital, governance, and execution in business (Interview.net).
Glen Wakeman is a keen market strategist, giving insightful counsel to executive level groups based on his experience with emerging markets, divestitures, and corporate management (https://www.dailyforexreport.com/glen-wakeman-business-leader-assisting-small-start-companies/). He actively participates in business opportunities that are transformative and provides strategic advice on angel investing, capital raising, and international platforms for financing. Glen is passionate about executive development, growth, innovation and building businesses by improving individual and company agility.
LaunchPad Holdings is a company with software services that are fully automated, which enable entrepreneurs at the early stages to organize their innovative ideas to a workable plan. It has a national user base, and its growth curve is in acceleration. Its toolkit has a deep and broad list of suggestions and tips, which is available to entrepreneurs for guidance as they form their company.
Glen was the founder and president of Nova Four, a business accelerator that provides access to capital and strategic advice to developing companies. He has received various local, national, and international awards for his leadership and dedication to corporate social responsibility.
Glen Wakeman spent more than 20 years with GE Capital in leadership roles in general management, operations management, and business development. Other GE roles include General Director of GE Capital, Global Insurance Ventures, working in London, the UK where he executed and set strategies for a group of businesses, which raised their net income. He is Six Sigma Black Belt certified.
Over the course of the last few decades, Brazil has experienced tremendous economic growth. This has been accompanied by tens of millions of its citizens joining the formal sector. With many having more disposable income, the demand for quality products and services, including healthcare, has gone up. Consequently, in the last few decades, many Brazilians have stopped using the often crowded public hospitals and have instead started using emerging networks of private hospitals. One of the hospital networks that has been at the center of this migration is Rede D’Or. Now the largest independent hospital network in the country, it was co-founded by respected cardiologist and entrepreneur, Jorge Moll (http://www.diasdacruz.org.br/tag/dr-jorge-moll-neto/).
Jorge Moll co-founded D’Or in 1977 as a diagnostic imaging laboratory. With time, however, he expanded the humble business into a collection of hospitals and laboratories. Today, there are more than 30 hospitals under the D’Or brand. In 2010, the company decided to sell its subsidiary laboratories for about three-quarters of a billion dollars while at the same time acquiring another hospital group, Sao Luiz.
Perhaps the greatest reason for D’Or’s success is Jorge Moll’s insistence on adhering to international standards (Scholar.Google). Early on when starting out, he modeled his first hospital around one Mayo clinic in Minnesota, USA. Consequently, his hospitals often featured services that were lacking in other hospitals, thus adding to their overall appeal. He made sure to keep the emergency department open to all, even those who did not have insurance.
Going forward, Jorge Moll has made it no secret that he intends to expand D’Or even further, but it is expected that this endeavor will not be met without a few challenges. While the company primarily operates in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, plans are underway to expand into other areas of the country including the cities of Brasilia and Copacabana. As with any other huge organization, D’Or will likely face challenges associated with gigantism, particular slow growth. Additionally, with international brands getting into the country, D’Or will likely face additional competition. What is more, many of the company’s local competitors also have ambitious expansion plans.