Chaz Amidon

Lead Executive Recruiter + Talent Architect

Chaz brings over 10 years of recruiting, team architecture and leadership experience to Palladian West, joining the firm in 2018.

Chaz is fascinated and driven by helping teams be their best. Fusing practices in talent acquisition, organizational development and psychometrics, Chaz enjoys consulting with our clients to find their missing ingredients—or to find a better-functioning mix with the people on their teams.

In recent years, Chaz served as an HR executive at Bethany Christian Services and Praxis Packaging Solutions. He received his undergraduate degree from Calvin College, and his Master of Science in Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago. Chaz is a Certified Predictive Index Practitioner and Talent Optimization Consultant. You will often hear him talk “PI” at work and at home.

Chaz is a PERSUADER, a socially poised relationship-builder with a drive for change and variety. His role at Palladian West complements what he enjoys: quickly connecting with new and diverse people, every day, while helping clients with myriad challenges that they face in their organizations. A bona fide Persuader, Chaz goes “all in” with his passions, work activities and his hobbies, while acknowledging his ongoing struggle with FOMO.

Chaz lives with his wife, Allie, and their three children—Cooper, Isla and Evy—in Byron Center, MI. Chaz enjoys cooking, traveling, playing with his kids, sports-card collecting and trading, and pursuing each new year with an optimism that there will be a winning sports team in Detroit.