Alyssa Rapp became the CEO of Surgical Solutions in January 2018, a health care services company owned by private equity firm Sterling Partners. Within six months (in June 2018), she was named one of Crain's Magazine's "2018 Notable Women in Health Care." Starting in 2014, Alyssa joined the ranks as a lecturer-in-management at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where she teaches a strategy course annually. Starting in 2015, Alyssa served as the Managing Partner at AJR Ventures, a strategic advisory firm to $100MM+ privately-held companies and private equity firms on their digital marketing strategies. From 2005-2015, Alyssa served as the founder & CEO of Bottlenotes, Inc., during which time she was named one of Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30" coolest entrepreneurs in America (September 2008)" and one of the wine industry's top 25 of 100 most influential people (Intowine.com). Bottlenotes also received the "Best Advertising and Marketing Company/People's Choice Award" at the Empact 100 at the United Nations (September 2013), honoring the top 100 companies with founders under 35.
Alyssa earned a B.A. in Political Science and the History of Art from Yale University (2000) and an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business (2005). At Yale, she received the Frank M. Patterson prize for the best essay on the American political system.
When not immersed in business and civic life, Alyssa loves to run, ski, box, and try to decipher a slider from a curve ball from her husband, 1990 MLB World Series Champion, Hal Morris. Alyssa and Hal are the proud parents of Audrey and Henriette Morris.