Universum announces new strategic advisory board

Universum announces new strategic advisory board


Universum is pleased to announce a new strategic advisory board (fellows) to the global management team of Stacy Zapar, Matt Charney, Lars Schmidt and Bill Boorman. With a landscape that is changing on a daily basis, Universum is in need of broadening our understanding of the talent space. Therefore, we are teaming up with the best minds in the industry to give us feedback on our work and our new products. Universum has already established various client advisory boards around the world.

Universum’s global CEO Petter Nylander adds; “adding these people to our list of advisors will be very helpful in a time when we are launching our new SaaS platform, Access, and award winning social media listening and analytics tool, Iris, as well as a brand new content management system in Gemini.”

Introduction and Comments from the advisors:

Stacy Zapar

Stacy Zapar is an 18+ year recruiting veteran turned recruiting strategist, advisor & consultant. Founder of Tenfold, a boutique recruitment consultancy specializing in employer branding, talent sourcing, social recruiting, candidate experience and company culture / employee engagement initiatives at client companies including Zappos, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Restoration Hardware and others. Strategies focus on targeted, proactive techniques that build ongoing relationships with candidates and get tangible results.


“I’m so excited to be supporting the Universum team. Their focus on employer brand, global reach, incredibly rich data and innovative products are second to none. I’m especially excited about the new Gemini product that enables careers pages to be truly dynamic, social and full of real-time, rich content… it’s an employment branding secret weapon!”


Matt Charney


Matt Charney, Executive Editor, lead content strategy, creative and campaign based marketing, daily editorial operations & industry/press relations for Recruiting Daily, LLP, including Recruitingblogs.com & RecruitingDaily.com



“I couldn’t be more excited – or more honored – to be a part of this fellowship program. I’ve always been impressed by Universum’s products, people and passion, and am delighted to be able to play some small part in helping them deliver on their continued commitment to recruiting innovation and disruption. I can’t wait to see what’s new and what’s next, but no matter what, it’s going to be a fun ride.”


Lars Schmidt


Lars Schmidt, Founder of Amplify Talent, a branding and recruiting firm based outside Washington, DC. We help organizations optimize their recruiting and employer branding efforts, and find great talent.



“Universum has been a global force in the recruiting industry for over 25 years. They have incredible products on the horizon, and are uniquely positioned to disrupt talent acquisition and the employer branding space. I’m thrilled to partner with them as they continue to shape this industry.”


Bill Boorman


Bill Boorman, Managing Director – Technology & Innovation at RecruitingDaily.com as well as a lead advisor to talent technology companies. He supports startups by: identifying and recruiting advisors to support product development and company growth.


“I’m excited to be part of this advisory board as we look to help Universum build new and relevant products that make recruiting better. Universum lead the way in research into employer brand. The challenge of helping a knowledge company cross the bridge in to being a product company is a great thing to be a part of. Looking forward to what might be coming next.”


About Universum

A global research and advisory firm, Universum’s mission is to help employers excel in recruitment and retention by ensuring improvements to their employer brands.

Universum is a trusted partner to 1700 clients, and co-operates with 2000 universities worldwide to conduct research on the career and employer preferences of top talent. For more information, visit http://www.universumglobal.com .