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Paul M. English
English in 2015
|Born||1963 (age 56–57)|
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Massachusetts-Boston (B.S. Computer Science '87, M.S. Computer Science '89)|
|Occupation||CTO and co-founder of Lola.com|
Paul M. English (born 1963)is the founder of several software companies and a philanthropist. He is the CTO and co-founder of Lola.com, a Boston-based travel service. English was previously the CTO and cofounder of Kayak.com. KAYAK was acquired by Priceline in November 2012 for 1.8 billion dollars. English founded the business travel startup Lola in 2015 and was its first CEO.
English received a BA in Computer Science from UMass Boston in 1987, and an MS in Computer Science in 1989. English earned an honorary doctorate from UMass Boston in 2019. English graduated from Boston Latin School in 1982.
English worked in as SVP of Engineering and SVP of Product Management and Marketing at Interleaf in Waltham, Massachusetts from 1995 to 1998. He was also the President of Boston Light Software, an ecommerce company he co-founded in Arlington, Massachusetts in 1998 and sold to Intuit in 1999.
He was a Director at Intermute from 1999 to 2005, a company he co-founded with his brother Ed English. InterMute was sold to Trend Micro in May 2005.At Intermute, Paul English led the design and development of “SpamSubtract”. In 2008–2009, he served as the Chief Technology Director of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequality at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
English is the founder of “GetHuman.com”which seeks to restore personal contact in customer service.
In July 2015, English founded the travel startup Lola.com and was the founding CEO. Lola initially used chat and AI to create a more efficient way to book travel. Until July 2016, English was a part-time instructor at MIT Sloan School of Management, where he taught entrepreneurship.
In 1996, English was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
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