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Glen Wakeman a Veteran Financial Services Executive

Glen Wakeman established a SAAS company, LaunchPad Holdings in 2015 where he currently serves as the CEO. With the experience of more than 20 years in the financial industry, he rightly suits this role. Mr. Wakeman also has a vast of experience working in several major institutions including Nova Four (he was the co-founder and president), Doral Financial Corporation (served as the president and CEO). Additionally, he also worked at Doral Bank where he served as the chairman of the board, worked at GE where he held the position of CEO after he was considered a role model in Growth Leadership by the company’s board of directors. Doral Financial Corporation is the parent company of Doral Bank and is the largest lender in Puerto Rico. (Doral Financial Corporation Names Glen Wakeman President)

Wakeman is also regarded as an entrepreneur and a mentor in his lengthy career as he has transformed businesses with &15 billion in assets and more than 15,000 staff members. One of his many works has also included guidance in new market entry, M&A s, Startups, divestitures and exponential growth among others. He has a passion for building businesses by improving individual agility and the company employing the proven methodologies that assess several dimensions of performance: leadership and risk management, governance, human capital, and execution.

Wakeman also being a writer and an investor has enabled him share and provide insights in his blog posts on matters relating to strategy, emerging markets, international financial matters and more. Presently, he counsels Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded and has also assisted several C-level executives as he is a great mentor in the business world.

Glen Wakeman has lived and worked in several countries including Brazil, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States, and Argentina. He additionally controls operations in 30 different countries and is globally recognized as a mentor to many business people in the field. Glen Wakeman has mainly played in positions of increasing responsibility in business development, regional management, general management, operations, and technology as well.

Glen Wakeman Graduated from the University of Scranton with a Bachelors degree in Economics. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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Capital Group’s New CEO: A Man of Extraordinary Talents

Finding the perfect career is hard for most people. Many jump around from one job to another. There are the rare few that find what they love right off the bat. Timothy Armour is one of those individuals. He has spent over three decades working in the finance industry. All thirty-three years of Timothy Armour’s career have been spent at Capital Group. Shortly after receiving his bachelor’s degree in economics from Middlebury College, Timothy was accepted into Capital’s Associates Program.

After completing the program, Timothy Armour began working as an equity investment analyst. His job was covering global telecommunications and U.S. service businesses. Spending so many years at Capital Group has made Timothy one of the most venerated employees Capital has ever had. Timothy started from the bottom of Capital’s totem and worked his way to the very top. One of the greatest highlights in Armour’s career was being named Chairman of Capital Group’s Management Committee. But Timothy’s career would quickly rise to new heights.

Recently, Capital’s Board of Directors had a difficult decision to make. Promoting someone to Chairman of the whole company is not an easy task. There are many things to consider besides picking the best resume. The board needed someone that it knew could accept all the responsibilities that come along with being Chairman. The person chosen as the new chairman was Timothy Armour. Tim would not be leaving his duties as chairman of the Management Committee.

Tim, along with several other senior members, has been given new responsibilities to test his worth. The board chose Tim from a list of possible candidates, none of who have what Tim has. Aside from Timothy Amour’s outstanding record at Capital, he also worked very closely with the former chairman, Jim Rothenberg. Jim’s passing shocked the company to its foundation. The board hoped that electing Armour would return the company to its former glory.

After accepting the chairman position, Tim spoke about how affected the company was, having lost Jim Rothenberg. Rothenberg was a big part of Capital’s former glory. Rothenberg taught Tim how to think about the clients’ long-term interests. Although Tim is still mourning the loss of a dear friend, he has begun looking to the future. Using his management committee talents, he began making moves that would continue Capital Group’s 84-year legacy.