Amplify Talent was launched in 2013 to help our clients optimize recruiting and talent branding efforts. We have a true passion for recruiting, honed over 15 years of hands-on experience across a broad range of industries and organizations like SpaceX, NPR, Ticketmaster, Magento, and several startups. We are curious, and we keep our finger on the pulse of the latest talent trends and innovations, leveraging this ever-evolving expertise to help our clients develop sustainable, agile and results-focused talent solutions.
Amplify Talent partners with client to develop tailored, sustainable talent strategies that enable them to recruit more effectively.
Lars Schmidt – Founder & Principal
Lars Schmidt has been leading progressive recruiting and talent teams for over 15 years. He was instrumental in developing innovative talent strategies at NPR, recognized by Mashable, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and others. In prior roles Lars was responsible for creating scalable high-growth global talent strategies at Ticketmaster, Magento, and several startups in Los Angeles. He received his B.S. in Marketing and Multinational Business from Florida State University. He’s also an advisor to tech startups, and currently sits on the advisory board of RolePoint, Take The Interview, and Recruitifi.
Lars was named a Top 100 Influencer by HR Examiner in 2012. He was included in The Huffington Post’s Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter and LinkedIn’s 50 Most Popular Recruiting Influencers in 2013. He was also a contributor to The Society of Human Resources (SHRM) first book on social media. Lars lives in Reston, VA with his wife Janet, daughter, and their dog Mugsy.