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.
Lars is the Co-Founder of Evolver (EvolverCo.com), a social business consulting organization founded with Craig Fisher. Craig and Lars also co-host the Cool Tools podcast on SoundCloud. He’s also an advisor to tech startups, and currently sits on the advisory board of RolePoint and Take The Interview.
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.