Paul M. English

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Paul M. English
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English in 2012
Born 1963 (age 52–53)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Massachusetts-Boston (B.S. Computer Science '87, M.S. Computer Science '89)
Occupation CEO and co-founder of Blade, LLC
Years active 1989–present

Paul M. English (born 1963)[1][2] is the CEO and co-founder of Blade, LLC, a Boston-based consumer technology foundry. English was previously the CTO and cofounder of in Concord, Massachusetts. KAYAK announced it was being acquired by Priceline in November 2012.[3]

English is a part-time instructor at MIT Sloan School of Management, where he teaches entrepreneurship.[4]

English served in 2008–2009 as the Chief Technology Director of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequality[5] at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, leading the creation of GHDonline[6] community of global health workers.

English was the President of Boston Light Software, an ecommerce company he co-founded in Arlington, Massachusetts in 1998 and sold to Intuit in 1999, where English became Intuit’s Vice President of Technology. At Intuit, he managed the QuickBooks web site creation and merchant account / service ecommerce development teams and he led the creation of the Intuit Developer Network[7] and the Intuit Innovation Lab.

English is the founder of “”[8][9] which seeks to restore personal contact in customer service.

English serves on the non-profit Boards of Partners In Health and Village Health Works.[10]

English is the founder of the World Xiangqi League, an online Chinese chess community created in 1997.

English was a Director at Intermute from 1999 to 2005, where he led the design and development of “SpamSubtract”. InterMute was sold to Trend Micro in May 2005.

English previously worked in as SVP of Engineering and SVP of Product Management and Marketing at Interleaf in Waltham, Massachusetts.

English worked as a software engineer at Texet Corporation (electronic publishing software) in Arlington, Massachusetts, at Haemonetics (blood centrifuge device drivers) in Braintree, Massachusetts, at Data General (operations research) in Westboro, Massachusetts, at APC Systems (real-time data acquisition for the US Air Force) in Melrose, Massachusetts, and at Individeo (sound effect development) in Woburn, Massachusetts.

English received a BA in Computer Science from UMass Boston[11] in 1987, an MS in Computer Science in 1989. English graduated from Boston Latin School in 1982.

English was previously on the product advisory boards for LinkedIn and Pixable.

English won 2008 CTO of the Year from Mass Technology Leadership Council[12] and 2012 New England Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst and Young.[13]


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