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Name:  Alyssa Rapp  

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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction



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Rapp lives in Winnetka.

Biographical and Professional Information

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.

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