“Lars is one of the most talented recruiting professionals I have ever worked with. A great ambassador for the organization, Lars attracted and hired exceptional people to Ticketmaster, often competing with other leading organizations for talent. But Lars is much more than a great recruiter. He is a great leader, mentor, and motivator. His passion and energy are absolutely infectious. I often noted that everything and everyone just seem to be better when Lars is around! I realized early on that Lars had boundless potential to grow and develop as a leader and as an HR professional, so I regularly gave him special projects and stretch assignments. Many times they were well outside his usual domain (some were global in nature), but Lars was never daunted. In every instance, he met or exceeded my already high expectations. He quickly learned new things, effectively utilized his resources (which were often limited), expertly managed resistance and controversy — and just plain worked hard. Lars is now an exceptional HR leader with deep and wide experience and is capable of doing many things and doing them well. He is indeed a star, and I am confident he will continue to shine.”
“From my desk, Lars is a singular example of the way the being prepared favors the lucky. Lars is constantly on the lookout for ways to convert the resources at his disposal into something bigger and better. There is no one in the business who is as good at making a little bit go a very long way.
That’s why the brands that Lars associates himself with always benefit out of proportion to his role in the company. He’s that good.
A problem solver at heart, Lars always gets a clear picture of the question and the audience before he gets going. Once he’s in the groove, watch out. Things that didn’t look important become important. Little bits and pieces get woven into a bigger than life mosaic.
If you’re trying to get your arms around employment branding, social media are sophisticated workforce planning, Lars is the guy.”