Key Industry Leaders Join Pegasystems' Board of Directors; Alexander V. d'Arbeloff, William H. Keough, and William W. Wyman Add Expertise and Experience to Board
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 25, 2000 — Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA), a leading provider of rules-based, Internet-architected electronic Customer Relationship Management (eCRM) software and solutions, announced that Alexander V. d'Arbeloff, William H. Keough, and William W. Wyman have been elected to the Pegasystems' Board of Directors.
"We are excited to welcome these thought leaders to our board of directors," said Alan Trefler, Founder and CEO, Pegasystems. "These distinguished individuals bring added depth of experience that will help our team focus our vision and develop organizational momentum."
About the New Members of the Pegasystems' Board of Directors
Mr. d'Arbeloff is the founder of Teradyne, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automatic test equipment and interconnection systems for the electronics and telecommunications industries. He is Chairman of Empirix, as well as a director of PRI Automation and several private companies. Mr. d'Arbeloff is currently Chairman of the MIT Corporation, having been a member since 1989 and elected to Life Membership in 1994.
Mr. Keough served as the senior vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer of The Pioneer Group, Inc., a financial services business with $20 billion in assets. Previously, Mr. Keough was senior vice president of finance and treasurer of Charles River Laboratories, Inc., a leading provider of critical biomedical research tools and integrated support services. Mr. Keough serves on the Board of Directors for Thermo Ecotek Corporation and numerous charitable organizations.
Mr. Wyman founded the management consulting firm of Oliver, Wyman & Company and served as managing partner through his retirement in 1995 when he became an advisor to chief executives of financial services, information services and software companies. Previously he was president of the Management Consulting Group at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, including oversight responsibility for all work performed for financial institutions worldwide. Mr. Wyman currently serves as a director of SS&C Technologies, a software company, Predictive Systems, Inc., a network consulting firm, and U.S. Timberlands LP, a forest products company. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of The Sprout Group, a venture capital fund associated with Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, and Legend Capital, a leveraged buyout fund associated with Castle Harlan Investments.
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