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Alyssa Rapp

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Connection to Illinois: Rapp lives in Winnetka.

Biography: Alyssa Rapp is CEO of Surgical Solutions and one of Crain's Chicago's 'Notable Women in Health Care.' Previously, she founded Bottlenotes, Inc., then the leading interactive media company in the US wine industry, during which time Inc. magazine named her one of the '30 Under 30 coolest entrepreneurs in America.' She also founded AJR Ventures, a strategic advisory firm advising private-equity firms and $100MM+ private-equity-backed companies. Alyssa is a lecturer-in-management at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago's Booth Business School. She's also a gubernatorial appointee to the board of the Illinois Housing Development Authority.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Bottlenotes Guide to Wine: Around the World in 80 Sips
ISBN: 1598697870 OCLC: 209682811

Adams Media, Avon, Mass. : ©2008.

Leadership & Life Hacks: Insights from a Mom, Wife, Entrepreneur, and Executive
ISBN: 1946633836 OCLC:

ForbesBooks 2019