Featured Member: Ken Lazar

Ken LazarKen Lazar wants to put you to work.  After all, that’s what he does for a living.

He has spent the last 15 years of his career dedicated to this mission.  He has served as Managing Director for Experis Engineering, ManpowerGroup and as District Manager for Kelly Services.

“My recruiting and staffing teams have put more than 12,000 people to work in Central Ohio,” Lazar said. “Two years ago, I had a lifetime opportunity to form my own recruiting firm along with my son, Matt.  Ability Professional Network specializes in placing sales professionals across the country.  We are a member of the Top Echelon network of professional recruiters and a member of the Conway Center for Family Business here in Columbus.”

The two Lazars have an office in the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center.  Ken described it as “a terrific place to grow our business and keeps us up-to-date on the growing entrepreneurial influence in Central Ohio.”

Ability Professional Network is a special type of recruiting firm, he said.

“We call ourselves ’next generation recruiters.’ In addition to our expert recruiting services, we carry on the mission of the Scioto Ridge Job Networking Group, which has helped more than 3,000 people in Central Ohio find new jobs.  We have been an employment advocate in the community for nearly 10 years.  We help our clients grow their business and our candidates to grow their careers.”

Lazar and his wife, Nan, have lived in Hilliard for the past 12 years. He’s an avid golfer, custom pen crafter, and owns “the best dog on the planet.”

When it comes to GETDOT, this veteran member said he’s known Chip and Scott for many years.

“They are both good eggs…well maybe one of them is,” he joked.

Lazar continues to stay involved with GETDOT because it gives him the opportunity to see his good business friends.

“A big hug and a firm handshake are better than 100 ‘likes’,” he said.

And he doesn’t only seek out familiar faces at events.

“If you plan to attend a GETDOT event for the first time, please look me up,” he said. “I’ll be happy to introduce you around.  I think they call that networking, yes?”

Chris Alexis
Chris Alexis
Chris Alexis is a writer by nature. By day, he’s a content design specialist at ECOT – Ohio’s first and largest online school. Outside of work, he enjoys volunteering and penning a variety of articles for worthy causes, including GETDOT.