COLUMBIA, S.C. – October 24, 2011 – PeopleMatter today announced the relocation of its headquarters operation in downtown Charleston. The company partnered with The Prime South Group on the relocation. Projected to bring 265 jobs to the area and an $18.8 million capital investment over the next four years, PeopleMatter will be the largest privately held technology company located in downtown Charleston.
“South Carolina continues to stand out as a place where businesses can succeed and grow. We celebrate PeopleMatter’s decision to create 265 new jobs as it increases its footprint in our state,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
PeopleMatter, the only comprehensive talent management solution for the service industry, began in the Charleston Digital Corridor Flagship incubator in 2009 with the vision of three men. Two years later, co-founders Nate DaPore, PeopleMatter president and CEO, and PeopleMatter Vice President of Strategy Charles Wyke-Smith, along with PeopleMatter Chief Operating Officer Ken Haigh, lead this rapidly growing company. With headquarters in Charleston and offices in Atlanta and San Francisco, the Software-as-a-Service company’s client base grows weekly in four targeted verticals —foodservice, convenience store, hospitality and retail.
“Ultimately, the decision to move our headquarters downtown builds on our overall strategy to make PeopleMatter a major employer of choice in the area, while hopefully catalyzing other software companies to come to Charleston,” stated DaPore. “With our “stimulate + create = innovate” philosophy, we are creating an environment for team members to succeed and excel in our new location.”
By Tim Spagnola
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