Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Aaron is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison. Kapp was Founder and CEO of the Rum Tree, Inc. taking care of all liquor licensing from the ATF (now the ATTB) and WI DOR. He established a bonded regional warehousing and distribution network, secured an exclusive import agreement from a Jamaican Rectifier, and raised $300,000 of initial capital.
Aaron found success as a Financial Advisor, passing his Series 65 examination and outperforming the stock market. Kapp was contracted on a consulting basis to review IPOs and support various new business incubations.
Aaron Co-founded Rishi Tea. During his 12-year tenure at Rishi Tea Kapp served as the Executive Vice President and CFO. Aaron was instrumental in growing Rishi Tea from a 2-person, single-room operation to a multi-million dollar, multi-national operation and one of the most recognized loose-leaf, organic, fair-trade tea brands in North America.
After officially leaving Rishi Tea Aaron continued to work as a Business Development Consultant with Integrated Shipping Solutions (ISS) eventually hiring him as their EVP of Business Development. Kapp went on to make partner at ISS after expanding their service portfolio to include LTL, TL, Intermodal and International (air & ocean) transportation modes. He developed strategic partnerships and optimized hundreds of transportation programs for clients from a wide variety of industries with annual revenues ranging from $50M to $5B.
Kapp continues performing his Business Development and Logistics Consulting services under the DBA ADK Consulting and has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in additional savings spanning a revolving portfolio of clients over the past 20+ years.
Additionally, Kapp is the Sole Proprietor of Grandpa Fro’s Invention Farm & Country Winery where he designed and co-built his micro-winery from slab up while successfully securing all of the licenses and permits from the ATTB Formula/Process & COLA Divisions, WI DOR, Department of Ag Trade & Consumer Protection, FDA, DNR, and the Town of Wolf River. Aaron has been craft brewing since the age of 5 and his winery is the place where he continues to explore his wine-class creativity and passion.
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