Lars Schmidt is the Founder of Amplify, an HR executive search and consulting firm that helps companies build progressive people teams and prepare companies for the future of work. His experience includes industry-leading companies like Ticketmaster, NPR, SpaceX, Hootsuite, and Duo Security. He's also the Co-Founder of HR Open Source (, a global initiative to accelerate innovation and education in HR.

Lars is a writer with regular columns in Fast Company and Forbes, co-author of Employer Branding for Dummies (Wiley, 2017), and global speaker. Lars was named a Top 100 Influencer by HR Examiner, included in The Huffington Post’s Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter, and LinkedIn’s 50 Most Popular Recruiting Influencers. You can find him on Twitter at @Lars

Disclosures: I advise Clinch, RolePoint, ConveyIQ.