Ken Haigh leadership, productivity, and technology | about


I am the Chief Operating Officer of PeopleMatter, a company that provides talent management software for the service industry.

This is my personal blog. I am passionate about seeing people grow, building great technology, and getting things done. As a result, I plan to focus the content of this blog on these passions. My hope is that you will find this content useful in your personal and professional life.

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My Biography

I started writing code on my Apple II Plus in the fifth grade and have worked at software companies my entire career. I earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Clemson University and a Master of Science from Georgia Tech.

My career started as a Software Engineer for Lotus Development Corporation where I worked on the team that developed Ami Pro (later Word Pro), a great word processor. During the late nineties, I transitioned to a startup company located in Atlanta called Synchrologic, Inc. We created a mobile server platform that synchronized people’s email, calendars, and data for many different devices. After the company was purchased by Nokia, I moved to Charleston to work for Blackbaud, the leading provider of software and solutions for non-profit organizations. There I served as the Director of Software Development leading an 85-person staff responsible for the design, engineering, and quality-assurance activities for multiple products, including Blackbaud Enterprise CRM and The Raiser’s Edge.

When I joined PeopleMatter, I served as the Senior Vice President of Technology and was responsible for the overall design and development of the PeopleMatter products. Now as PeopleMatter’s Chief Operating Officer, I am responsible for driving PeopleMatter’s day-to-day-operations, as well as, aligning PeopleMatter’s resources effectively, and ensuring tight coordination across products, services, solutions, and architectures.

I have been married to my wife, Susan, for seventeen years though we have been friends for twenty-six years. Susan and I have three wonderful children. I am also a member of Eastbridge Presbyterian Church and follower of Jesus Christ.


This is my personal blog. The opinions that I express here do not necessarily represent those of my employer, PeopleMatter. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.