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Larry English

CEO & Co-founder

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Innovation, digital transformation, hybrid and remote work, organizational culture, business strategy and execution, future of work 

Get To Know Me

I am married to an adventurous wife and have four boys. I have served on many for-profit and nonprofit boards and currently serve on the advisory board for Miami University’s College of Engineering and Computer, as well as the board of TeamCentral, a SAAS spin-off company that was a result of our innovation efforts at Centric. My favorite things to do outside of work are traveling with my family and losing to my sons at golf.  

What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken and why?

Backpacking around the world with my wife in our 20s. I got burned out working for a large international consulting firm, so I took a year off to find my new path in life. 

What’s your favorite unmatched experience story

One year, we chose New Orleans for our annual holiday getaway. We covered an extra day in the city for anyone interested in helping with a service project to rehab a children’s community center that had been badly damaged in Hurricane Katrina – and 250 Centric employees and their plus-ones showed up.

By the end of the day, the community center was massively improved. When we all got off our buses at the hotel, the hotel staff, who lined the entire sidewalk through the lobby, greeted us with enthusiastic applause.

It still gives me chills to retell the story. It felt incredible knowing our company had pulled together to make a real difference to the community.

What energizes you and brings you excitement?

The intersection of technology and business. We live in a unique time in history where exponential technological improvements are changing everything about humanity and business. It’s exciting to be in the middle. 

Larry English: Build a Connected Culture

Larry has been instrumental in helping build and lead Centric to a successful remote culture with virtual teams. It’s a topic he’s often sought after to speak about on panels, virtual events, podcasts and radio shows. Hear some highlights below.

Office Optional: A Column by Larry English

In my Office Optional column, I unpack everything I’ve discovered about creating and sustaining a virtual culture of collaborative teams, current business trends, and where I predict the future of work is going.


We started the company to focus on one thing: the happiness of our employees and customers.

We started the company to focus on one thing: the happiness of our employees and customers. This has not changed in 20 years. We strive every day to create unmatched experiences for our customers and for each other. This core purposed is what makes Centric a special place to be.  

Larry English

For a firsthand look at Larry’s insights into our remote work business model, read “Office Optional: How to Build a Connected Culture With Virtual Teams.”

Read the story of how our virtual consulting firm started — and how companies can follow suit with an office-optional culture.