TurningPoint Executive Search Recruits COO for Beam Global

February 2, 2024 – TurningPoint Executive Search has assisted in the recruitment of Mark Myers as chief operating officer of NASDAQ-traded Beam Global in San Diego, CA. “We are very proud of our partnership with Beam Global as they continue to expand their executive leadership team,” said Ken Schmitt, CEO and founder of TurningPoint Executive Search. “Their focus on innovation within the EV market across the globe allowed us to attract the best and the brightest operational talent to drive their expansion in 2024 and beyond.”

“I have no doubt Mark will thrive at Beam,” said Melanie Strauss, the TurningPoint Executive Search partner who led the assignment. “His expertise as an operational leader made him an exceptional candidate for the role. He brings both experience and innovation to Beam. His acumen will help drive their mission and success. He will play a pivotal role in advancing Beam Global’s mission to revolutionize clean mobility and energy solutions.”

“TurningPoint Executive Search is proud to have played a key role in identifying and placing a leader of Mark’s caliber at Beam Global,” the search firm said. “The successful collaboration reflects TurningPoint’s dedication to becoming a true partner to the hundreds of middle-market companies they’ve supported since their founding in 2007.”

Mr. Myers brings a wealth of experience and leadership to Beam Global. He is known for his track record in strategic operations and a proven ability to drive operational excellence. Mr. Myers most recently served as senior director of operations for BILSTEIN. Prior to this, he was director of manufacturing operating and commercial developmental programs at General Atomics. Before that, Mr. Myers was operations and manufacturing consultant at McKinsey and Company. He also served as a submarine officer with the U.S. Navy.

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TurningPoint is an executive recruiting resource for sales, marketing, operations, and executive leadership professionals across the U.S. The firm launched in 2007 in San Diego, CA. Its team offers experience in recruiting, human resources, sales, marketing, training, and management. TurningPoint serves privately held, venture-backed start-ups, private equity-owned early-stage, and mature, family-owned businesses. 

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Mr. Schmitt has been a recruiter for close to 25 years. His team at TurningPoint have placed nearly 400 of the nation’s leading sales, marketing, operations, and C-suite professionals, partnering with national clients across numerous industries such as tech, software, transportation, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, professional and financial services, healthcare, life sciences, and hospitality.

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With more than 20 years of experience working with upper management within international corporations, spanning CPG, industrial manufacturing, automotive, medical, and technology, Ms. Strauss brings deep business acumen to each search she conducts.

Past Assignment

TurningPoint recently assisted in the recruitment of Kara Vande Hoef as director of human resources for Hyundai Motor America (HMA). “Kara’s professional journey to date speaks to her wealth of expertise across all HR functions,” said Raquel Gallant, TurningPoint’s managing director of executive search. “She has successfully developed and implemented HR programs, scaled operations, and managed strategic initiatives across various organizations and industries. She will be an impactful leader on the HR team as HMA continues to grow.”

Ms. Vande Hoef has experience with publicly traded and private equity-backed companies, translating complex ideas into simple and effective action plans relative to rewards, employee experience, business transformation, organization effectiveness, leadership development, and succession planning. She most recently served as VP of HR operations and total rewards at CONSOR Engineers.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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