|Born||Alan N. Trefler
March 10, 1956
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
|Occupation||Chief Executive Officer (CEO)|
|Net worth||US$1 billion (November 2013)|
|Spouse(s)||Pamela Trefler (m. 1992-present)|
Alan N. Trefler (born March 10, 1956) is an American businessman, who is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pegasystems. Trefler also serves as chairman of the company's Board of Directors.
Trefler attended Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts and later attended Dartmouth College, where he graduated with a B.S. in Economics and Computer Science in 1977. While at Dartmouth, he was active in playing chess.
After college, Trefler took a position as a Senior Project Manager for Casher Associates Inc., a business process management company, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He then moved to TMI Systems as a Funds Transfer Product Manager, before founding Pegasystems in April of 1983.
In 1995, Trefler and his wife, Pamela, established The Trefler Foundation with a mission to improve educational opportunities for Boston’s urban youth. At the time, they donated one million dollars to Dorchester High School
In 1998, Trefler was granted a United States Patent for Pegasystems' distinctive Inherited Rule-Based Architecture, which provides the framework for Pegasystems' BPM solutions.
While at Dartmouth, Trefler entered the 1975 World Open Chess Championship in New York. He entered the tournament with a 2075 Elo rating, 125 points below the lowest master-rated player, ranking him 115th overall in the tournament. He went on to be crowned co-champion along with International Grandmaster Pal Benko, who was rated at 2504, and placed ahead of Grandmasters such as Walter Browne, Michael Rohde, and Nicolas Rossolimo.
- US patent 5,826,250, Alan Trefler, "Rules bases and methods of access thereof", issued 1988-10-20
- Chess Life & Review, September 1975, pp. 586-87.
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