Glen Wakeman has more than twenty years of experience in the finance and business industries. After working his way up in the business, he decided to set out on his own and he founded LaunchPad Holdings LLC in 2015. He began his introduction to this field with a strong background in education. He attended the University Scranton in and got his bachelors of science degree in Economics and Finance. He then went on to attend the University of Chicago and got him MBA in Finance. After he graduated, Glen Wakeman started working at the GE Capital and this was how he was first introduced to the P&L and developmental business roles. After working at GE Capital, he moved over to the Doral Financial Corporation as their CEO and President (Doral Financial Corporation Names Glen Wakeman President). He also served as one of their Board Chairmans. Mr. Wakeman then founded the company Nova Four and was recognized as on of the Growth Leadership roles on the Board of Directors at GE Capital.
Mr. Glen Wakeman has made a name for himself in his business by bringing innovative ideas to the companies he works at. He is known to his help with other beginning entrepreneurs and he enjoys mentoring them and giving them tips. He has been able to improve all the businesses he has worked with and led them to further development. He has guidance a variety of new companies and start ups, as well promoting exponential growth and divestitures. He came up with a promising system that allows for innovative and creativity within the workplace. This system follows to the format of risk management, human capital, leadership, governance, and finally the execration of all these practices.
Mr. Wakeman also has his own blog where he writes about his experiences in finance and other fiscal matters. He has been able to help many different executives and given them to advice and guidance that they need. He is also knowledgeable about international affairs and writes about what is going on globally, their markets, new leadership, and advice about capital raising and financing. Mr. Wakeman is in charge of businesses in 30 different regions all over the world.
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Eva Moskowitz became a New York City council member with the intent of repairing and reforming the crumbling New York City public education system. After substantial effort at reforming schools as a council member, she determined the best way to improve the educational system was to create schools that provided a high quality education by encouraging parental involvement, focusing on academics, and hiring high quality teachers. Eva Moskowitz founded the first Success Academy Charter School in Harlem in 2006 and has dedicated her career to improving educational opportunities for students in New York City.
As founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, she has worked tirelessly to improve the educational quality and choices for students in the New York City area. It is clear that Eva Moskowitz is succeeding as students attending Success Academy have markedly higher test scores than any schools in the surrounding area. Success Academy has grown to forty one schools in the New York area. The schools are primarily located in neighborhoods that are considered disadvantaged, where many of the children live in poverty. Her goals are to provide a substantial academic focus, while also incorporating chess, debate, sports, and other extracurricular activities to encourage development of well-rounded and highly educated students. Teacher quality is a very important part of Eva Moskowitz’s plan. Teachers at Success Academy receive constant, detailed feedback, and professional development opportunities, including thirteen weeks each year of teacher and principal training. Parental involvement is also strongly encouraged and parent calls to the school are returned within a twenty four hour period.
Eva Moskowitz’s interest in educational reform began at a young age. She first experienced the deficiency in public education as an elementary school student in Harlem, when her parents had to teach her to read because her school did not provide a quality education. She now holds a PhD in American History from Johns Hopkins University. She authored the book “In Therapy We Trust: America’s Obsession with Self-Fulfillment” and coauthored “Mission Possible: How the Secrets of Success Academies Can Work in Any School.” In recognition of her achievements with the development of Success Academies, Eva Moskowitz received the Savas Award for Public Private Partnerships from the Reason Foundation in 2016.