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Rob Rappaport

Entrepreneur • Advisor Orange County, California Area, US

Creative Strategist - Brand / Marketing / Operations. Have built and exited successfully out of 6 companies - currently consulting.

Creative Strategist - Brand / Marketing / Operations. Have built and exited successfully out of 6 companies - currently consulting.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Data Science
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Data Science
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In



Principal and Chief Marketing Officer The Canal Company 2013 - present
CEO and Chief Creative Officer Better Angels Music 2007 - 2013
Chief Marketing Officer, CEO Conversive, Inc. 2000 - 2007
CEO and Chief Marketing Officer Kai Fragrance 2001 - 2006
Chief Creative Officer Jack Morton Worldwide March 1994 - June 2000
Chief Marketing Officer The MultiMedia Group, Inc 1984 - 1994


Loyola Marymount University
Santa Monica College
American University of Paris

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
  • • Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Investor contacts
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Events
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Entertainment • Go to market strategy • Music Publishing • Music Production

Key Accomplishments

I have more than 25 years Branding, Marketing, Advertising and Experiential Marketing experience, both traditional and digital, off and online. In addition, I have years of experience in all forms of production in all media – film, video, music, and live events. I have also spent many years supervising operations, including financial and human resources management.

As a business executive, I have started, grown and sold a consumer products company, a software development organization and a marketing communications firm.

For each one, I built sales and profits to peak levels and provided the stakeholders a handsome return.

P&L management, sales, marketing, finance (including fundraising), operations and strategic planning are all areas where I am well qualified. I also have formed strategic alliances that have been a catalyst for growth.

Some of my titles have been CEO, CMO, Chief Creative Officer and COO. Titles mean far less to me than the opportunity to help a company grow, prosper and dominate its market.

I have been described as energetic, inspirational and innovative. An excellent communicator, I have won new business and have forged solid relationships with many of the Fortune 500 companies, not an easy thing to do when you are leading a start up.

As far as industry is concerned, my background is broad. I have experience in software, music publishing, marketing communications consulting, and consumer products. I learn new products, markets, channels and technologies very quickly.

My educational background includes Bachelor of Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University. I have completed significant additional studies here and abroad: American College in Paris, International Economics; and L’Université de Grenoble Certificat d’etudes, International Relations. I am fluent in French and conversational in Spanish.

To close, I can take ideas, transform them into products and then create profitable companies around them, building value for the stakeholders. If this type of talent has a place on your start-up team, growing business, senior management team, or advisory board, please give me a call at (310) 309-0785 or email me at

I look forward to hearing from you.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Any way they like, although I try and help them in the areas they need it. I have many years experience dealing with growth and scaling issues, and can usually suggest ways to avoid pitfalls.

As an Advisor

My style is that I always have suggestions, but prefer to work on building consensus on the team, so that general effectiveness is higher.

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Allen Breiter
We worked together  •  Creative Director, breitercreative. Previously Creative Director, ValueClick. Florida State grad.
Rob started and sold his agency. He and I have worked together an several large projects. He is Professional, Hard Working and very Smart.
Linda Marshall-Smith
We worked together  •  Founder/CEO, Soapdom, Inc. & Founder Institute grad. MBA, Fordham Univ, BA Univ of Florida
Rob has a proven track record of founding companies and taking them to successful exits.
Kamil Grzych
We worked together  •  Founder and A&R Executive, Nastraq. Previously CEO, FOL Media Group.
From the moment I met Rob, he immediately saw the potential and understood the brand and what I was striving to achieve. He was an active ad ... vocate from day one, not only helping plan business procedures and activities, but actively pitching both a user base and an investor base to generate interest in order to attract the funding necessary to grow the company. In only 4 months, we were able to generate enough material to begin presenting to investor groups, and were funded in 5 months from the day we started working together.
Arthur Rubin, AUTHORS & EDITORS 2Learn English
We worked together  •  Founding Partner, LIFE SKILLS ESL and MEMBER, CATESOL.
Rob balances action with thoughtfulness and good sense. He has both objectivity and empathy. He challenges and collaborates.
Chris Sedlak
They're my friends
First he is a great entrepreneur because he has a successful history. Next his drive and marketing experience is exceptional

Allen Breiter
We worked together  •  Creative Director, breitercreative. Previously Creative Director, ValueClick. Florida State grad.
Allen has years of entrepreneurial experience having ran his own agency. He now is lending his expertise to companies wanting to improve the ... ir brand image and communicate ideas i s a syle that produces results.

Scott Darden
We worked together  •  President, Devizan, Inc.. Previously President, Unselfish. University of Southern California grad. University of Southern California grad.
Scott's desire to continually try new and better methodologies, in an 'agile' mindset sets him apart.

Moon H. Cho
Founder, Ying & Yang Living.
Moon is on a mission - she is the embodiment of her Ying & Yang Living brand, and continues to show the way toward a healthier planet - both ... in body and soul.

Brad Stradling
We worked together  •  Owner and President, Yak Toys. Previously Associate Brand Manager, Namco Bandai Games America.
Brad has the drive, the smarts and the determination to take on any situation and persevere.