Computer Weekly: Pegasystems CEO Alan Trefler Plans His Next Move for the $500m Software Company

Interview by Bill Goodwin

"It's always nice when the stock market affirms your work," says Alan Trefler, CEO of Pegasystems. Trefler, the chess and ping-pong playing founder of the $500m software company, was in a bullish mood when he spoke to Computer Weekly.

Pega's stock rose by 20% when the company reported strong growth in its license revenue in November 2013, in a marketing that has seen others struggle.

Pega specialises in software for business process management (BPM) and customer relationship management (CRM).

The company's clients are largely Fortune 500 companies, including JP Morgan, insurance group ING, Lloyds Banking Group, Cisco, Philips and BAA.

"Pega is probably the only BPM vendor doing over $100m every quarter, apart from IBM" - Derek Miers, Forrester