|Shannon Marie Rapp
President of Rapp It Up Solutions
Drawing on her 25 years' experience in accounting and finance, Shannon Rapp offers
start-up operations a complete yet highly customizable range of interim CFO/ controller
services. These services have been specifically designed to help incubate companies from
birth through to the permanent CFO or controller stage (normally when 40-50 employees
are on board).
After graduating from UC Santa Barbara in Business Economics, Shannon worked first as an accountant, then controller. During this time, she gained exposure to a number of different industries, including real estate, banking, construction, internet and design. Subsequently, she joined Elan International, an IT recruiting firm, as Chief Financial Officer.
In 1998, Shannon established her own company- Rapp It Up Solutions. Her first client was
another IT recruiting firm called Tech Partners. Through that assignment, she acquired
hands-on experience in helping start-ups to set up their office infrastructure and prepare
their books for audits and tax. Since that time, Shannon's client list had included a number
of overseas companies who have enlisted the services of Rapp It Up Solutions to help open
their offices and set up operations in the US.
As an interim CFO/Controller, Shannon offers start-up companies much needed flexibility
and expertise. Moreover, her proven experience and skills in developing the infrastructure
and financial procedures necessary to ensure the smooth operation of fledging companies
leave her clients to concentrate on growing their business.