Founder, Amplify Talent. Global Talent Leader with experience at NPR, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, Magento, and early stage startups. Expertise: global talent strategy, recruiting, employment branding, social media, culture.
Working in Lars' recruiting department as a consultant for Ticketmaster was one of the best experiences in my career. Although Lars oversaw a large recruiting team that had stations in various locations througout the US, he was always accessible to his team members and clients. Lars particularly has a strong ability to see the "big picture" and make innovative and intelligent changes that benefit his team, candidates and the company as a whole.
Lars joined our company as a consultant with recruiting responsibilities. He did outstanding work for the company using the Internet and other referral services to identify technical engineering candidates. He was then able to effectively communicate our requirements and employment opportunities. His work was timely & thorough. It would be my pleasure to re-engage or hire Lars in the future.
Lars graciously accepted my invitation to speak on a panel last month on how to leverage social media to find a job. The event was a smashing success in no small part thanks to his subject matter expertise and ability to both entertain and enlighten the crowd at the same time. He is a genuine pleasure to work with, a fantastic communicator, and an all-around great guy.
Lars is a great guy, supportive colleague and always at the forefront of talent strategy. I've gotten to know him over the past year and have gleaned a lot from his contributions to the field of HR both in-person and from his active and engaging social media presence.
Lars is an outstanding recruiter and an excellent team manager. He balances the needs of recruiters, hiring managers, and candidates with professionalism and efficiency. His naturally positive and honest approach fosters good rapport with internal personnel as well as candidates. In my experience, there are only a handful of recruiters who are truly exceptional -- Lars is certainly one of them.
Lars' style of relationship based recruiting has produced some great candidates for our organization during the 2 years we've worked together. He displays a genuine interest in his contacts and is always working toward greater goals.
I've worked w/ Lars for a year now and he's proven to be an excellent recruiter with great understanding of the product mgmt role at TM. Candidates have told me that they enjoyed working with him and he's shown a great nose for matching candidates with positions that fit great for both the employer and the employee. Add the fact that he's a great person, and you have the perfect recruiter.
While at Ticketmaster, Lars and I worked closely on various talent acquisition, retention and development initiatives. I valued his perspective and strategy behind relationship based recruiting and his ability to attract highly capable and innovative talent to the organization. Lars is a solid leader who excels at building effective teams that are capable of managing high volume recruiting.
he was definitely the main reason I decided to interview and pursue opportunities with Ticketmaster. He was a great respresentation of the company spirit and culture, and was great at communicating the exciting work at Ticketmaster. He is very personable, genuine, and by far the best recruiter I have wroked with. Ticketmaster is lucky to have someone like Lars in the forefront of recruiting.
Lars is one of the most talented recruiting professionals I have ever worked with. A great ambassador for the organization, Lars attracted and hired exceptional people to Ticketmaster, often competing with other leading organizations for talent. But Lars is much more than a great recruiter. He is a great leader, mentor, and motivator. His passion and energy are absolutely infectious. I often noted that everything and everyone just seem to be better when Lars is around! I realized early on that Lars had boundless potential to grow and develop as a leader and as an HR professional, so I regularly gave him special projects and stretch assignments. Many times they were well outside his usual domain (some were global in nature), but Lars was never daunted. In every instance, he met or exceeded my already high expectations. He quickly learned new things, effectively utilized his resources (which were often limited), expertly managed resistance and controversy -- and just plain worked hard. Lars is now an exceptional HR leader with deep and wide experience and is capable of doing many things and doing them well. He is indeed a star, and I am confident he will continue to shine.
I had the pleasure of being introduced to Lars through a mutual friend while working at Baton Rouge's NPR affiliate, and I've watched him transform NPR's brand through social media campaigns, and, well, by just being an all around cool guy that has been generously available for career advice and suggestions on automated social marketing tools among other things. Lars' This is NPR Facebook initiative, #NPRLife, #PubJobs, and digital outreach efforts have broadened the appeal of the network not only in the scope of recruiting top talent but also by offering both long-time listeners and newcomers access to peek behind the scenes of one of the best news organizations in the world. Tinkering with the brand of an institution like NPR requires finesse like his, and his digital projects have successfully highlighted the "hipness" of public radio.