Mr. Kapp is an award winning serial entrepreneur, having started and sold his first business, in college. Mr. Kapp has previously owned a successful asset management firm, where he worked with numerous small and medium business clients and managed over $80 Million in client assets. Mr. Kapp sold his financial planning practice and began focusing more on economic development and teaching entrepreneurship.
Mr. Kapp also has over 10 years of experience in the technology industry, having advised Fortune 500 companies on the use and implementation of new and emerging technologies. Mr. Kapp worked in KPMG’s advising on knowledge management and tax technologies andserved as a consultant for KPMG’s Information Risk Management Practice performing security audits for clients. Mr. Kapp served as a Customer Relationship Management (“CRM”) technical account manager for Siebel Systems (now Oracle), consulting to Fortune 500 companies and government clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Glaxo Smithkline, the Virginia Department of Taxation and the NASD.
Recognized nationally for his work, he has authored numerous articles including an article for the peer reviewed Journal of Financial Planning, which was cited as part of the official record for a United States Supreme Court case. In addition, Mr. Kapp has been quoted in numerous articles from the Associated Press, AARP, the Washington Business Journal, the Washington Times and Investment News, among others. Mr. Kapp currently writes about entrepreneurship for the Huffington Post. A sought-after and dynamic speaker, Mr. Kapp has spoken at a many organizations including the World Bank, KPMG, Discovery Communications, the US Departments of Commerce, State and the Environmental Protection Agency, among others. Mr. Kapp holds a Master’s degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor’s degree in economics from Florida State University.