KEN SCHMITT

Ken, a San Diego native, has been placing mid- and senior-level professionals since 1998. Having launched TurningPoint Executive Search in 2007, his firm now employs five professionals. TurningPoint works with national clients across a variety of industries including tech, software, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, professional services, healthcare and hospitality, placing mid- and senior-level marketing, sales, and operations professionals. An avid user of social media to identify top talent, build his professional community, and brand his business, Ken maintains one of San Diego's largest LinkedIn networks and a profile that ranks in the top 1% of all users.

Additionally, Ken is the Founder and President of the Sales Leadership Alliance. With chapters in San Diego and Orange County, the SLA is a professional membership organization committed to providing peer-2-peer networking and professional development to the region's sales and marketing leaders.

Ken is an Advisory Board Member for B2B DataVerify, a San Diego-based lead generation firm, in addition to Global Transitional Care, a healthcare services firm based in Newport Beach. He also serves as an Executive Board Member of Junior Achievement, San Diego, and San Diego Sports Innovators. Ken is an active Board Member of the American Marketing Association and the San Diego HR Roundtable.

Ken earned his BSBA in Economics from the University of San Diego and is a former board member of USD's School of Business Alumni Association. Connect with Ken at kens@turningpointsearch.net.