Lars Schmidt is the founder of Amplify Talent, a talent agency that provides consulting and search services to help companies like SpaceX, Hootsuite, and NPR recruit more effectively and efficiently. Prior to launching Amplify Talent, He was the senior director of talent acquisition & innovation at NPR where he was responsible for providing leadership and advocacy for talent acquisition strategies that aligned with NPR’s strategic mission and core values. He held various HR and recruiting leadership roles with companies including Ticketmaster, Magento, Pencom Systems and several startups in Los Angeles.

He is a fierce advocate for progressive HR with a strong track record iin developing and executing innovative global recruiting strategies. He was named a Top 100 Influencer by HR Examiner. He was included in The Huffington Post’s Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter and LinkedIn's 50 Most Popular Recruiting Influencers. He was also a contributor to SHRM's first book on social media and Glassdoor’s book on Employer Branding. You can follow him on: Twitter at @ThisIsLars, Facebook, and LinkedIn.



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