Lars Schmidt is the Founder of Amplify, an HR executive search and consulting firm that helps companies build progressive people teams and navigate the future of work. He is an advisor at People Tech Partners and is the Founder and Host of the 21st Century HR podcast. He is also the co-founder of HR Open Source, a global initiative to accelerate innovation and education in HR. He was named a Top 100 Influencer by HR Examiner and included in The Huffington Post's Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter. He is based in Virginia, USA.