Rapuzzi's 35 years of experience have come primarily from his affiliation with The Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase & Co.), and later with the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. and FleetBoston Financial Corporation. His responsibilities have included new business initiation and management of segments of their U.S. corporate and international operations. His particular focus has centered on structuring aircraft, trade, export, and project finance transactions for U.S. and European multinational corporations, and local national corporations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Other experiences include sovereign debt rescheduling, execution of debt/equity and debt-for-goods swaps, cross-border corporate and country credit, and financial analysis.
Rapuzzi has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Duke University, and he has completed graduate business courses at New York University.