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.

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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]

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