Starting Out Strong: Glen Wakeman’s Early Career

Glen Wakeman has made quite a name for himself in the business world. From his extensive work mentoring companies and helping them achieve greatness to his own success and rise to leadership, he’s become a well-known name across the world. Internationally recognized for his unique approach and knack for business development, Glen Wakeman is success personified if anyone is. However, every success story starts somewhere, and Glen Wakeman is no exception.

 

Early Education

 

From day one, Glen Wakeman seemed destined for success in the business field. He excelled in his undergraduate career. Studying economics and finance at the University of Scranton, he graduated with his Bachelor’s of Science in 1981. Not only was he well known for his academic abilities, he was engaged in a wide range of activities and pursuits, ambitious from the start. During his undergraduate degree, Glen Wakeman was in everything from the drama club and intramural sports to student government and the college’s radio station.

 

But his success didn’t stop there. In 1993 he graduated from the prestigious University of Chicago with his MBA in Finance. He studied banking, management, and business development, three key areas that would become his chief fields of expertise upon graduating and starting his corporate life.

 

Early Career

 

His early career was just as successful as his early educational pursuits were. He started at GE Capital soon after obtaining his MBA. The Board of Directors at GE Capital recognized Glen Wakeman for his unique abilities in business development (Wikipedia). In fact, they formally recognized him as a Growth Leadership Role Model. Shortly after he left GE Capital, Glen Wakeman became the CEO of Doral Financial Corporation. Eventually, he became the president of that corporation and served as Doral Bank’s Chairman of the Board. Later, Glen Wakeman founded and ran Nova Four, a company of which he is still the president.

 

From these early accomplishments in his educational and corporate endeavors, Glen Wakeman went on to become internationally recognized as a business development leader (https://ideamensch.com/glen-wakeman/). Glen Wakeman has lived in six different countries, overseen business projects in 30 regions, and regularly offers advice about business topics on his blog. While he’s a giant in the business world now, he started off working hard just like everyone else, making him an inspiration for everyone.

BEST CRAFT BEER IN CANARDA- Eli Gershkovitch knows how to brew

Do you like Craft beer?

 

If your live in Canada, Craft beer is a delicious delight for millions.

Maybe you have heard of Propeller IPA, Pump House Blueberry Ale, La fin du monde, Party Animal beers? These are just some of the favorite Craft beers in this great country.

 

What about Steamworks Craft beer? This delicious craft beer has been brewing one of Canada’s favorite drinks for over 22 years now. Back then, Craft beer was novel, and now with so many different types and varieties of Craft beer available, Steam Works always stayed on top of the game. The success of this company is due in a large part to Eli Gershkovitch (MontrealGazette).

 

Who is ELI GERSHKOVITCH?

Eli Gershkovitch is the CEO of Steamworks and crafts breweries (https://about.me/eligershkovitch). A professional craft beer brewer who knows his stuff. His vision is Simple yet profound. “You grow to meet the demand, or the demand will shrink to meet you.” He has been part of the craft brewing business for over 20 years.

He built this successful business from Brewing Pubs into the massive brand we see today. It started as a Gastown location pub in 1995, growing from 184 seats to 754 seats today.

But that’s not all. Eli Gershkovitch set up the neighboring water-front station with the transcontinental restaurant, then upgraded it into the Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar.

Soon, he made more additions changing a bad touristy area to a hip fun place to be.

Later, more gradual changes were made. Gershkovitch recognizes that he just kept making changes and kept growing as it was necessary, that helped the success of the company.”Going from a brewpub to the brewery was something transformational” Gershkovitch said. It required a lot of time, discipline, focus and vision to keep growing with need and keeping his dream and alive and thriving.

 

What’s next for Eli Gershkovitch and Steamworks? Steamworks Will continue to grow and grow and keep adapting to new styles, tastes, and demand.

Eli Gershkovitch has found another passion. Flying planes. Maybe we might see him in the as a successful plane engineer in the future.