Wednesday, 05 January 2022 14:19

Pegasystems appoints Katherine Parente as chief people officer

By Staff Writer
Katherine Parente, Chief People Officer, Pegasystems Inc. Katherine Parente, Chief People Officer, Pegasystems Inc.

Pegasystems has appointed Katherine Parente as chief people officer, with immediate effect.

Ms Parente will be responsible for driving Pega’s global people strategy and operations, reporting to Alan Trefler, Pega’s founder and CEO.

In her 20-plus years of human resources experience, Kate has established and led strong international teams across a wide range of HR disciplines within firms in the financial services, technology, and professional services industries. Her areas of expertise include people strategy, compensation and benefits, recognition, organisational and leadership development, workforce planning, and culture and value proposition.

“Kate brings Pega a wealth of experience and innovative ideas that will enable us to continue to nurture our people and attract new talent to our offices around the world,” said Alan Trefler, founder and CEO, Pegasystems. “It is a pleasure to welcome Kate to Pega at an exciting time in our history as we look to our people function to help power our ongoing growth trajectory.”

Ms Parente joins Pega from FactSet Research Systems, a data technology company with more than 10,000 employees across 20 countries servicing over 6,000 financial service firms. As senior vice president of human resources, she was responsible for the global HR strategy across product, content, and technology functions. Before that, she was vice president of people at Axiom, a global leader in providing high-calibre, on-demand legal talent. Ms Parente also held HR management positions with increasing responsibility at Investment Technology Group (ITG, now Virtu Financial).

Ms Parente graduated from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a degree in Business Management. She also studied human rights at the University of Leicester, England. Ms Parente is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Institute for Applied Management and Law (IAML).

Pega employs more than 6,000 people worldwide, inclusive of The Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company was recently honoured by, The Boston Globe, the hometown newspaper of Pega’s global headquarters, as one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts for 2021. Pega was also named a Best Company for Women to Advance by in 2021 and has been recognised worldwide as an employer of choice. 

About Pegasystems

Pega delivers innovative software that crushes business complexity so our clients can make better decisions and get work done. We help the world’s leading brands solve their biggest business challenges: maximizing customer lifetime value, streamlining customer service, and boosting operational efficiency. Pega technology is powered by real-time AI and intelligent automation, while our scalable architecture and low-code platform help enterprises adapt to rapid change and transform for tomorrow. For more information, please visit

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