Pegasystems Appoints Rafe Brown Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – September 3, 2013 – Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) and a leading provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, today announced that the company has appointed Rafeal E. Brown, age 45, to the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Senior Vice President. Mr. Brown will lead Pegasystems’ Finance, Legal, IT, and Facilities operations.
Mr. Brown is a finance veteran with over 20-years experience. He was previously a Senior Vice President in the finance group at Salesforce.com, a leading provider of cloud computing software applications. Over the course of his nine years with Salesforce.com, Mr. Brown led the treasury and tax functions, real estate, and collections teams. Prior to Salesforce, he worked at Cisco Systems, a leading provider of networking technologies. Mr. Brown began his career with Arthur Andersen in 1991.
Mr. Brown is a certified public accountant. He graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and earned a Master’s Degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. Mr. Brown will assume his duties at Pegasystems in early October.
“Rafe’s extensive experience applying financial insight into operations will be a tremendous asset to Pegasystems as we continue to build a growth culture across our company,” said Alan Trefler, Pegasystems Founder and CEO. “Our leadership team will especially benefit from his proven ability to help manage high levels of growth in the technology industry.”
“I am excited to join Alan and the Pegasystems team. They have demonstrated a unique commitment to innovation and customer success that are a fantastic foundation for the future,” said Rafe Brown. “Pegasystems’ market leadership and strong financial outlook are a great combination. I look forward to my role in leveraging financial and administrative functions to contribute to the continued growth and success of the organization.”
Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega’s applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega’s Global 3000 customers include many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega’s applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega 7 platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients’ strategic business needs. Pega’s clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.
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