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.

Our Team


cropped-bw.jpgLars 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 MashableWall 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 RolePointTake 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.

Our Services


Employer Branding

The world of recruiting has changed. Developing a strong Employer Brand is no longer a luxury but an imperative. A compelling Employer Brand, one that illuminates your employee experience and shares your organizational DNA, is now an essential component to any organization’s talent strategy. A strong brand attracts active and passive job seekers alike, and compels … Continue reading


Recruiting Optimization

A strong recruiting engine is essential to growing organizations. Having the right recruiting talent, operations, and technology that can proactively identify and attract talent is crucial for fueling growth. Amplify Talent has over 15 years experience building and leading high-impact recruiting teams across a broad range of industries. Whether you need a complete turn-around, or just … Continue reading



Hiring is easy. Hiring the right people, transformative talent that truly impacts your organization, is not.   Amplify Talent works with our clients to develop custom solutions (contingent, retained, on-site) to help you identify and secure talent. Our services include individual placements, ongoing and volume recruiting needs, and staff augmentation. We have global recruiting experience across … Continue reading