(2022) TurningPoint Executive Search anniversary ~ 15 years of successful partnerships and placements.
Founded in 2007 after many years in the recruiting industry and a lifetime of entrepreneurship in his DNA, TurningPoint’s CEO, Ken Schmitt, sets a standard for a superb quality, high-touch, personalized recruiting partnerships with organizations in various business structures, including privately held, venture-backed start-ups, private equity-owned early-stage, and mature, family-owned businesses. With a 90% retention rate, TurningPoint closed out 2021 with its highest revenue to date. A consistent stream of legacy clients and referrals highlights the high-class experience clients receive when partnering with this dynamic team.
“I have to give a big thank you to the organizations we’ve worked with over the last 15 years. This anniversary couldn’t have happened without them. I’ve truly enjoyed partnering and collaborating with them. I have learned so much from engaging with each of them. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to learn to be open to change. There is always more to be learned and we must be open to change and the evolution of our businesses.”
Placing top tier executives for powerhouse organizations like Kia Motors America, global cybersecurity experts ESET North America, global biotech pros, eMolecules, Frost and Sullivan, a global growth strategy consulting firm, Verimatrix, global anti-piracy SaaS software professionals, demonstrates the depth and breadth of TurningPoint’s knowledge, versatility, and extensive network both nationally and internationally. Not to be ignored are their nearly 400 placements of the nation’s leading sales, marketing, operations, and C-Suite professionals, partnering with national clients across numerous other industries such as manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, professional and financial services, healthcare, Lifesciences, and hospitality
Ken is also the Founder and CEO of the Sales & Marketing Leadership Alliance (SMLA), which he launched in 2011. With their San Diego chapter providing best-in-class speakers, peer-2-peer networking, and professional development to the region’s leaders.
Ken is an active volunteer for Junior Achievement, mentoring high school students as part of their Entrepreneurial Company Program. He serves as an Executive Board Member of San Diego Sports Innovators (SDSI), and HR Café (formerly San Diego HR Roundtable), and previously served as an Advisory Board member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), San Diego chapter, the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AAISP), and as a board member for Junior Achievement. 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.