Ken BettenhauserKen Bettenhauser
Founder & Partner

Ken has over 20 years of experience in human resources, benefits administration, payroll and HR technology. Since co-founding HR Knowledge in 2001, Ken has led the company’s Benefit Brokerage Division, where he works directly with clients to develop strategies that significantly reduce corporate expenditures involving payroll and employee benefit costs. Ken also directs HR Knowledge’s ADP Consulting Practice, assisting existing and prospective ADP clients with expert implementation, support, training and on-going managed services.

In addition to working with commercial companies, Ken leads HR Knowledge’s Education Division, which is dedicated to supporting independent schools, charter schools and charter management organizations (CMO) in the areas of HR, benefits, benefit administration, payroll and retirement plan administration. Through the HR Knowledge platform of integrated services, Ken’s efforts enable schools to focus more time on students and educational curriculum, while ensuring the school’s back-office operations are compliant and are offering the best employee benefits at the lowest possible cost.

Prior to HR Knowledge, Ken spent over 10 years in the benefit, payroll and HR technology fields. Ken was the Director of Sales for ADP’s Emerging Business Division in New England. He continued his outsourcing experience at ONEWORLD Software Solutions, a software development company. Before that, Ken served as an Application Sales Manager at Oracle Corporation.

Ken enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids at the beach, boating and their home in Sudbury. He is an active volunteer and coach for many youth sports programs and is a Board Member of the Sudbury Little League. Ken earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics & Finance from Bentley University.