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.

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. Lars is also the Host of the “Best Part Of My Job” podcast, a weekly exploration of the world of work.

Lars was named a Top 100 Influencer by HR Examiner, 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 The Society of Human Resources (SHRM) first book on social media and Glassdoor’s book on Employer Branding. Lars lives in Reston, VA with his wife, daughter, and their dog Mugsy.


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