Business 100 – 2017

Paul Berry/RebelMouse

Paul Berry is the CEO of RebelMouse, a mobile-optimized content management system used by some of the world’s largest brands and media companies, including T-Mobile and MTV. A veteran entrepreneur in the tech start-up industry, Paul founded RebelMouse in 2012 and currently sits on the digital advisory board for American Express and is an advisor to Lerer Hippea Ventures. Prior to RebelMouse, Paul was the CTO of the Huffington Post and later the AOL/Huffington Post Media properties.

Paul, who born in Mexico City and is a graduate of NYU, is a third-generation Irish American whose paternal great-grandfather emigrated from County Cork to Massachusetts. His grandfather eventually migrated to California, where he became the first eye surgeon in the state. “I believe one of the things that I got from my Irish side is the ability to manage my own happiness. My grandfather has always been like this and it is something that I don’t feel I had to learn from him – I have it from him,” he says. Paul and his wife, Milena, live in New York City with their four children, Eva, Boyan, Mila, and Timo.