Launched in 2013, Amplify Talent has already helped many organizations optimize their recruiting and employer branding efforts and deliver real results to real employers all over the world.
Talent isn’t just a buzzword here; it’s our passion, and it’s that passion that’s fueled over a decade and a half of building and driving world-class recruiting programs at industry leading companies like NPR, Ticketmaster and Magento.
We’re never satisfied, and are always looking at what’s next to make sure that we’re able to evolve along with the recruiting industry, stay on top of trends, and use emerging best practices, technologies and tools to deliver sustainable, scalable and successful talent solutions focused on delivering results – and adding value.
Amplify Talent acts not as a provider, but as a true partner, working in tandem with our clients to develop, drive and deliver customized, comprehensive and compelling talent acquisition strategies which help them recruit more effectively and efficiently.
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 is also the Co-Founder of Evolver (EvolverCo.com), a social business training and strategy firm.
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.