Tom Pirelli

After graduating from Loyola High School in Montreal in 1965, Tom went to Princeton University to study Engineering and Computer Science, graduating with a B.S.E. in 1969.

Tom fell in love with rugby and played on the Princeton Rugby team all four undergraduate years and then four more years as he worked for a computer firm in the area. Tom was a member of three Ivy Championship teams: 1969 (the first ever Ivy Tournament), 1971 and 1973.

In 1974, Tom founded the Princeton Athletic Rugby Club (the PAC) and was elected its first captain. The PAC is still going strong 44 years later.

Tom moved from Princeton, NJ to Chicago in 1975 where he worked as a Director of Information Systems for Baxter Healthcare for 6 years and played for the Chicago Lions RFC. From 1981 to 1996, Tom was the Chairman and CEO of Enterprise Systems, Inc., a healthcare software firm based in Chicago that Tom founded in 1981. Enterprise Systems became a public company in 1995 and was acquired by McKesson in 1997.

Tom is retired but he enjoys serving as a full-time volunteer for USA Rugby. He co-founded of the Golden Eagles (with Alex Magleby) in 2012 which is a group of veteran rugby players who are volunteering their time and money to assist the USA Eagles 7’s and our Age Group All American teams. Tom also founded and helps coach a high school rugby team in Jupiter, FL, the Jupiter Sharks Rugby Club, which won the Florida High School State Championship in 2018.

Tom and his wife Jane moved to Jupiter, FL in 2007 where they happily reside away from the snow and cold of Chicago. They have four adult children, three girls and one boy, as well as one granddaughter.