Mike Devlin (entrepreneur)

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Mike Devlin is a U.S. entrepreneur who co-founded Rational Software Corporation, a software development company based in Lexington, Massachusetts.[1]

Devlin graduated from the United States Air Force Academy 1977 after studying electrical engineering and computer science. He completed an M.S. in computer science at Stanford University the following year.[citation needed]

As CEO of Rational, Devlin oversaw the acquisition of several companies, including Objectory AB (1995),[2] and Catapulse (2001), a start-up which was funded by Rational, in conjunction with Benchmark Capital.[3]

In 2003, Rational Software was acquired by IBM for 2.1 billion dollars (U.S),[4] a move that saw Devlin become general manager with IBM.[5] He retired from the company two years later.[6]