Michael Rappaport is the CEO of Chariot Solutions, with overall responsibility for management of company operations, focusing on strategic planning and business development. He is active in many areas of the organization, including sales, marketing, recruiting and human resources.
In 2002, Rappaport started Chariot Solutions. He has since grown the company considerably during a particularly challenging economic period. More important, Rappaport and his Chariot team have created and maintained a culture and environment that is ideal for high-end software architects. As a result, the firm has experienced incredibly low turnover since day 1.
In 2010, 2014, and 2016, Chariot was named the #1 Top Workplace amongst Philadelphia area small (50-150 employees) companies by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com.
Prior to founding Chariot, Mr. Rappaport served for 10 years as the Managing Director of Skylight Systems, Inc., a software company he co-founded that specialized in solutions for mid-size and large wholesale distributors.
Mr. Rappaport has considerable experience managing successful software development teams and projects. He has led or had ultimate responsibility for custom development projects for a great number of companies in a variety of vertical industries, with a very strong track record of success.
Mr. Rappaport graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. degree in Management of Computerized Information Systems. While at Drexel, Mr. Rappaport also completed all of the requirements of the undergraduate marketing curriculum.
November 23rd, 2016 | 46 mins 35 secs
chariot solutions, development, entrepreneurship, michael rappaport, philadelphia, software
Michael Rappaport has led Chariot Solutions through fifteen years of growth under challenging conditions. He shares his insight on building a business that can survive a recession, while fending off competitors from around the world.