Ken Schmitt

Ken Schmitt,
President and Founder

Ken, a San Diego native, has been placing mid and senior-level professionals since 1998. After spending 9 years working for local, regional and global firms, Ken launched TurningPoint Executive Search in 2007. Employing 5 professionals and based in Carlsbad, California, 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 has been educating professionals on the merits and use of this medium since 2006. With one of San Diego’s largest LinkedIn networks and a profile that ranks in the top 1% of all users, Ken has developed a reputation as the “go-to” professional for LinkedIn in San Diego. He has served as the Social Media Instructor at Cal State University, San Marcos for their “Career Transition & Development” program, has presented to more than 50 organizations and companies, and has taught more than 1000 people about the value of “Leveraging LinkedIn”.

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 at B2B DataVerify, a San Diego-based lead generation firm. He also serves as an Executive Board Member of Junior Achievement, San Diego, 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.

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