David Goldman (businessman)

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David Goldman MBE (1937–1999) was the founder of The Sage Group, the United Kingdom's largest software business.


Born in Sunderland, David Goldman trained as an accountant before moving into sales and marketing: then for 20 years he managed a small printing business known as Campbell Graphics.[1] In 1981 together with Graham Wylie, an undergraduate at Newcastle University, and Paul Muller, an American consultant, he established Sage to market a financial accounting system for small businesses.[1] In 1984, Sage launched an accounts software package for the new Amstrad PCW computer. This led to a major expansion of the business.[1]

David Goldman was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1992; he retired as Chief Executive in 1994 and as Chairman in 1997 and died in 1999.[2]