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.

Before founding Driven Forward in 2007, Glen worked as a hired-gun turn-around CEO in the employ of Private Equity Investors. After constant rounds of laying-off good people and far too many sales of distressed assets, Hellman realized the failure virus infects the host many years before the symptoms present themselves. Inoculating companies with good advice is the best prevention for failure.

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 seven years. He was a board member for The University of Maryland, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, and a Former 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