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Alan N. Trefler

Alan N. Trefler’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $2.44 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Brookline, Massachusetts
Country: United States
BirthDay: 10 March 1956
Sigh: Aries
Education: Associate in Arts / Science, Dartmouth College

Alan N. Trefler was bornon 10 March 1956 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. Alan N. Trefler is #1263 in List Billionaires People In The World. The son of a holocaust survivor, Alan Trefler used to work as a teen at his father's small furniture business. In 1983, at age 27, he started Pegasystems, a software company that focuses on streamlining business and enhancing customer engagement. The Cambridge, Ma.-based company, which went public in 1996, now brings in $750 million in revenue and employs more than 4,000 people. Alan and his wife Pamela are founders of the Trefler Foundation, through which they have donated to public education and youth development in Boston.


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A lot of companies across the globe are going to die over the next few years, not because of macroeconomic stress but because there is an entire emerging generation of customers who hate doing business with them.

Alan N. Trefler

Trefler made the Forbes Billionaire’s List in March 2017


The Treflers were early supporters of the nonprofit Year Up, and in 2015 they founded Union & Fifth, where proceeds raised from donated clothes benefit various charities


In 2014 he authored and published Build for Change, a book focused on the management of customers and business processes


With a 52 percent ownership stake in Pegasystems, his net worth surpassed $1 billion on November 25, 2013


The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council named him their Public Company CEO of the Year in 2011


Trefler competed in a charity chess tournament in 2010 alongside grandmasters such as Garry Kasparov and Boaz Weinstein


In 2009 Trefler won the Stevie Award for Computer Software CEO of the Year at the American Business Awards


Inventing a number of patents for use in Pegasystems' software architecture, in 1998 Trefler was granted a United States patent for Pegasystems' distinctive rules-based architecture, which provides the framework for Pegasystems' business process management (BPM) solutions


They established The Trefler Foundation in 1997, which seeks to improve urban public education in the Boston area


Trefler and his wife donated $1 million to Dorchester High School in Dorchester, Boston in 1995


Trefler married his wife Pamela in 1992, who at the time was working as an investment banker


He founded Pegasystems in April 1983, taking on the roles of CEO and chairman at the age of 27


He then worked at TMI Systems, where he led the development of their funds transfer product from 1980 to 1983


Between 1978 and 1980 Trefler was a senior project manager for Casher Associates Inc


A master-level chess player who had been playing chess since his childhood, Trefler competed in the 1975 World Open Chess Championship in New York City


Alan Trefler was born in 1956 in Boston, Massachusetts to Eric and Dorothy Trefler

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