Board of Directors

Peter Gyenes

Peter Gyenes has been a Director of Pegasystems since March 2009. He also serves on our Audit and Nominating Committees.

Mr. Gyenes has four decades of experience in global technical, sales, marketing, and general management positions within the software and computer systems industries. Since September 2012, he has served as the Lead Independent Director of Sophos plc, a global security software company, and from May 2006 to September 2012 he was the Non-Executive Chairman of Sophos. He is an active investor and board member focusing on technology market opportunities. Mr. Gyenes also serves on the board of EnerNOC, a provider of energy management solutions, VistaPrint Limited, a global e-commerce provider of marketing services to small businesses, IntraLinks, Inc., a global provider of virtual data rooms, RealPage, Inc., a provider of web-based property management software, as well as a number of privately held technology companies, and is a Trustee Emeritus of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. Mr. Gyenes previously served on the board of Lawson Software, Inc. (until 2011), Netezza Corporation (until 2010), Bladelogic, Inc. (until 2008), webMethods, Inc. (until 2007) and Applix, Inc. (until 2007). He served as Chairman and CEO of Ascential Software, as well as of its predecessor companies VMark Software, Ardent Software and Informix, and led its growth into the data integration market leader, from 1996 until it was acquired by IBM in 2005. Previously, Mr. Gyenes served as President and CEO of Racal InterLan, Inc., and in executive positions at Data General Corporation, Encore Computer Corporation and Prime Computer, Inc. Earlier in his career, he held sales and technical positions at Xerox Data Systems and IBM.

He is a graduate of Columbia University where he received both his B.A. in mathematics and his M.B.A. degree. Mr. Gyenes was awarded the 2005 New England Region Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in Software. 


Richard Jones

Richard Jones joined Pegasystems in October 1999, serving as President and Chief Operating Officer until September 2002. Mr. Jones was a part-time employee of Pegasystems from July 2002 to July 2007. He was elected a Director of Pegasystems in November 2000, and served as Vice Chairman from September 2002 to July 2007. In July 2011, he was elected a member of our Compensation Committee and of our Nominating Committee.

From 1995 to 1997, he served as a Chief Asset Management Executive and member of the Operating Committee at Barnett Banks, Inc., which at the time was among the nation's 25 largest banks. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Fleet Investment Services, a brokerage and wealth management organization from 1991 to 1995. His prior experience also includes serving as Executive Vice President with Fidelity Investments, an international provider of financial services and investment resources, and as a principal with the consulting firm of Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Since June 1995, Mr. Jones has served as Chairman of Jones Boys Ventures, a retailer. Mr. Jones serves as a Director of Buyers Access, LLC, a purchasing and cost control specialist for the housing market, as well as Colo5, LLC, an independent data center operator and is currently a Trustee of Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Florida.

Mr. Jones holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University, with majors in both economics and management science. He also holds an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 


Steven Kaplan

Steven Kaplan has been a Director of Pegasystems since August 1999. In December 2000, he was elected a member of our Audit Committee, in April 2004, he was elected a member of our Nominating Committee, and in May 2014, he was elected a member of our Compensation Committee.

Mr. Kaplan has served as a general partner of Riverside Partners, LLC, a private equity firm, since October 2006. He has been President of Kaplan Advisors LLC, a financial and strategy consulting firm, since January 2004. He was a Managing Director of The Audax Group, a private equity and venture capital firm, from January 2000 until December 2003. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Kaplan was affiliated with Texas Pacific Group, a private equity firm, and he served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Favorite Brands International Holding Corp., a confectionery company controlled by Texas Pacific Group. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Kaplan was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Coleman Company, Inc., an international manufacturer of camping, outdoor recreation and hardware equipment.

Mr. Kaplan holds an M.S. in management, a B.S. in electrical engineering and, computer science and a B.S. in management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 


James O’Halloran

James O'Halloran has been a Director of Pegasystems since 1999. In November of 2004, he was elected a member of our Audit and Nominating Committees, and he was elected a member of our Compensation Committee in April of 2005. From June 1999 to August 2001, he was the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary of Pegasystems.

From 1956 to 1990, he was with the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP, serving as an audit partner from 1967 to his retirement in 1990. From 1991 to 1999 he served as President of G & J Associates, Ltd., a financial consulting firm. From August 2002 to February 2004, Mr. O'Halloran served as President and Chief Operating Officer of FabTech Industries of Brevard, Inc., a certified supplier of precision components for the aerospace, defense, medical, fuel cell and high tech industries. From 2004 to 2009, he served as a director of Omtool, Ltd., a software firm focusing on electronic business document exchange systems.

Mr. O'Halloran holds degrees in business administration and accounting from Boston College. 


Alan Trefler

Alan Trefler, a founder of Pegasystems, has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors since Pegasystems was organized in 1983. Prior to 1983, he managed an electronic funds transfer product for TMI Systems Corporation, a software and services company. Mr. Trefler holds a B.A. degree in economics and computer science from Dartmouth College. 


Larry Weber

Larry Weber has been a Director of Pegasystems since August 2012. In May 2013, he was elected a member of our Compensation and Nominating Committees.

Mr. Weber has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of W2 Group, Inc., a digital marketing services ecosystem of marketing service companies organized to help chief marketing officers in their role as builders of communities and content aggregators, since he founded the company in September 2004. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Weber has also served on the board of Avectra, a provider of web-based association management software (AMS) and social CRM software. In 2001, Mr. Weber founded Weber Shandwick, one of the largest public relations agencies in the world. He also served on the board of Vertro, Inc., an online advertising and search company, from June 2005 to March 2012, and as its Chairman from April 2006 to March 2012. Mr. Weber is also a co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX), one of the largest interactive advocacy organizations in the world. Mr. Weber has authored four books: Marketing to the Social Web: How Digital Customer Communities Build Your Business; Everywhere: Comprehensive Digital Business Strategy for the Social Media Era; Sticks and Stones: How Digital Business Reputations are Built Over Time and Lost in a Click; and The Provocateur: How a New Generation of Leaders are Building Communities, Not Just Companies.

Mr. Weber holds a BA in English from Denison University, Ohio and an MFA in Writing and Literature from Antioch College, Oxford. 


William Wyman

William Wyman has been a Director of Pegasystems since June 2000. In December 2000, he was elected a member of our Audit Committee and served until June of 2010. In April 2004 he was elected a member of our Nominating Committee, and in June 2006 he was elected a member of our Compensation Committee.

In 2001, Mr. Wyman served as the Chief Executive Officer of Predictive Systems, Inc., which was a systems consulting and installation company. In 1984, Mr. Wyman co-founded Oliver Wyman and Company, a management consulting firm serving large financial institutions. He served as Managing Partner until 1995, when he became a counselor to chief executives of several companies, and a director for a number of companies in the technology and financial sectors. Mr. Wyman serves as a director of Castle Harlan, a private equity firm, Sprout Group, a private equity firm, and Allston Holding LLC, a private proprietary trading firm. From 2005 to 2009, he served as a director and member of the Audit Committee of Datascope Corp., a public company that manufactures medical devices. From 2003 to 2005, and from 2006 to 2013, he also served as a director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Dice Holdings, a provider of specialized websites for select professional communities. Prior to 1984, Mr. Wyman was a senior partner at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where he served as President of the Management Consulting Group and head of the Financial Industries Practice.

Mr. Wyman holds a degree in economics with honors from Colgate University and an M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School.