Mr. Kapp, a serial entrepreneur, started and sold his first business, a video production company, in college. Since that time he has started numerous other successful ventures.
Mr. Kapp has 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 Washington National Tax Practice advising on knowledge management and tax technologies. Mr. Kapp also served as a consultant for KPMG’s Information Risk Management Practice performing security and technology risk 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, among others, on CRM best practices and the integration of software with telephony systems.
Prior to this, Mr. Kapp served as an eCommerce consultant for the Federal government division of Compaq Computer (now HP’s), a help desk administrator for Verizon’s fledgling Internet service and as an assistant local area network administrator for the City of Philadelphia Public Health Department.
Mr. Kapp has also served as the President of the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. During the seven years of his oversight and involvement, the chamber grew significantly by expanding its membership, increasing programs and advocating on behalf of its members, ultimately conducting events that attracted well over 1,000 attendees.
Mr. Kapp then started successful financial planning practice, 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 to focus more on entrepreneurship endeavors and teaching entrepreneurship.
More recently, in the last year, Mr. Kapp has served as the Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Eastern WV Community and Technical College. In that capacity, he has been teaching entrepreneurship, coaching several dozen businesses, secured over $250,000 in funding and launched a new business accelerator in the Potomac Highlands of WV. In recognition of his work, Eastern WV Community and Technical College was awarded the 2015 Innovation Award from the Community Colleges of Appalachia.
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 thought leader 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.