Mr. Rappaport founded WestPark Capital in 1999 in Los Angeles, California.
Prior to founding WestPark, Mr. Rappaport had over 28 years of extensive experience in the small cap investment banking and securities markets. Throughout his career he has completed the financings of hundreds of companies, both in the United States and around the world. Before founding WestPark Capital he was the Managing Director of Investment Banking at internationally based Global Capital Securities, and was Managing Director of Investment Banking at Joseph Charles & Associates from 1995 to 1999. At both firms he was in charge of the Investment Banking departments and responsible for all aspects of the firms’ corporate finance activities.
From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Rappaport was Managing Director at a Beverly Hills based boutique Investment Bank. He was responsible for all aspects of the firm’s public offerings, including new business development. During this period he completed over 25 public offerings and numerous private transactions.
Mr. Rappaport received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles. At UCLA, Mr. Rappaport was a recipient of the Wittenberg-Livingston Fellowship and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honorary Society.