About

Glen’s been around startups, around the world and around the block since starting his career as a sales guy at Lexitron, a high-tech startup in 1979. Glen was quickly promoted to run a sales team and manage a $20 million revenue budget. From then on he was hooked on startups and entrepreneurship.

He’s founded companies, joined early teams, directed organizations to multiple IPOs including a $360M IPO of Progress Software, mergers, acquisitions including a $92M acquisition of Call Technologies by 3Com.

Prior to founding Driven Forward in 2007, Glen worked as a hired-gun turn-around CEO in the employ of Private Equity Investors. After making too many good people available to industry via lay-offs,  multiple distressed sales of investor assets Hellman realized failure virus infects the host many years before the symptoms of failure are revealed.

Hellman founded Driven Forward to create a healthy failure immune system for corporate leaders.

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Glen received his coaching training and certification from Vistage, an organization that provides coaching a leadership development to over 15,000 members. As a former Vistage Rookie of the year he facilitated CEO Peer Groups for 7 years. He was a board member for The University of Maryland, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, an active and Angel Investor. In 2012 Glen was voted the #1 Angel Investor by Tech Cocktail readers. He’s a Top Rated, Global 100 Mentor for the Founder Institute, and is frequently quoted in print and broadcast for his views on business and entrepreneurship and served as a business analyst for ABC7, WJLA.

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Glen Hellman
Business Strategist
Driven Forward LLC