About Glen Meakem
Glen Meakem is a successful technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and conservative talk radio show host, who offers information and insights on how individuals, businesses, states, and our nation can be more successful.
Glen’s unique perspective has been shaped by his experiences as founder, chairman and CEO of the B2B internet success Freemarkets, Inc – which he founded in 1995, took public in 1999, and sold to Ariba in 2004. In 2005, Glen co-founded Meakem Becker Venture Capital, a firm that invested in successful companies including Kiva Systems (sold to Amazon), Hotpads (sold to Zillow) and others, including Shipwire, Schoology and Cloudmeter. More recently, Glen has founded and is the Chief Executive Officer of a new internet company called FOREVER.
Concerned about the liberal political agenda that had gripped the United States and his home state of Pennsylvania, Glen launched his radio program, “Glen Meakem on the Weekend,” in 2008. The program’s audience has grown rapidly over the past five years and now includes over 100,000 people each weekend listening on fifteen different radio stations from eastern Ohio to New Jersey, and parts of Florida.
Early in his career, Glen was a consumer marketer at Kraft Foods, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and manager at General Electric. He also served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve, volunteering and serving as a combat engineer platoon leader in the 1991 Gulf War. Glen graduated A.B. cum laude from Harvard University in 1986 and later earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School as a member of the class of 1991.
Glen has lived in the Pittsburgh area since 1996, but was born in New York City and grew up in Armonk, New York.