Sharon Rowlands has been a Director of Pega since April 2016.
Ms. Rowlands has more than 20 years' experience leading complex, multi-billion-dollar business services and software companies serving small- and medium-sized companies, financial markets, and enterprise customers. She currently serves as CEO of Newfold Digital, a leading web technology company whose portfolio of brands includes Bluehost, CrazyDomains, Network Solutions, Register.com, and Web.com, among others.
Previously, Ms. Rowlands was CEO of public digital marketing company ReachLocal, leading it through a strategic transformation and the 2016 sale to Gannett. At Gannett, Sharon served as president of the USA TODAY NETWORK Marketing Solutions business while continuing to serve as CEO of ReachLocal. Prior CEO positions include Penton Media, Altegrity, and Thomson Financial.
In addition to Pega, Ms. Rowlands is a member of the Board of Directors of Everbridge, a critical event management and enterprise safety applications company. She was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Constant Contact (Nasdaq: CTCT), Automatic Data Processing, Inc., and Local Search Association, the largest trade organization of companies engaged in local advertising and marketing.
Ms. Rowlands received her Postgraduate Certificate of Education from Goldsmiths, University of London and her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.