PeopleMatter expands on King Street

By Liz Segrist
lsegrist@scbiznews.com
Published April 29, 2014

Charleston-based PeopleMatter has expanded into a building on King Street across from its headquarters and plans to hire 50 more employees there over the next 18 months.

The company’s sales, implementation and customer service teams have moved into the new Sales and Customer Operations Center at 483 King St. in downtown Charleston.

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The 10,000-square-foot space was upfitted to meet the team’s needs and nearly doubles PeopleMatter’s King Street footprint.

“We are in an exciting growth period ... Our expanded office space will allow us to continue our investment in our sales and customer support teams,” CEO Nate DaPore said in a statement.

As company growth continues in Charleston, PeopleMatter recently closed its San Francisco office, with plans to relocate those jobs back to South Carolina. The San Francisco office had less than a dozen employees. The company plans to continue to invest in its Charleston campus and still operates its remote offices in Greenville, Atlanta and Denver, DaPore said in an email.

DaPore said the King Street expansion will make room at the local headquarters to build its product development, engineering, marketing and finance teams.

The company currently employs 100 people in Charleston and 135 employees overall, according to communications manager Kelly Hamilton. She did not specify how many of those employees moved into the new space.

PeopleMatter provides a cloud-based workforce management software platform designed for the service industry and hourly workforce. Founded in 2009, the company has since garnered more than $63 million from Series E funding and venture capital firms.

In early 2013, the company moved from North Charleston into its 17,000-square-foot headquarters at 466 King St. with plans to hire 265 employees within five years.

PeopleMatter serves more than 41,000 retail, food service and hospitality locations, including Taco Bell, Buffalo Wild Wings and Jiffy Lube.

Reach Liz Segrist at 843-849-3119 or @lizsegrist@lizsegrist on Twitter.

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