Alan Trefler has been the CEO and and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Pegasystems Inc. since its founding in 1983. In 2011, he was named “Public Company CEO of the Year” by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. All things considered in his career, Alan Trefler has an estimated net worth of $1 billion.
Trefler makes an estimated salary of $400,000 per year, and rakes in other compensation through bonuses and share ownership. He owns more than 52% in shares of his company, which is worth nearly $960 million alone. According to Bloomberg News, “He also has collected about $50 million in dividends and share sales since 1996, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.”
Trefler also makes a few pennies from his book, Build For Change: Revolutionizing Customer Engagement through Continuous Digital Innovation, which details how to sell to a changing customer market in the digital age.
Previous to founding Pegasystems, Trefler was a young chess playing champion. He was named co-champion of the 1975 World Open Chess Championship, and continues to show his support for the chess playing community. Nowadays,