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Talented San Diego


Nov 8, 2018

Episode 6 is about business impact with San Diego's very own Ken Schmitt. 

Ken Schmitt has been a recruiter for over 20 years. A San Diego native, he grew up in an entrepreneurial household with a father who was a Jack in the Box franchisee for 25 years, and a mother who left the accounting world to become a real estate agent.

He launched TurningPoint Executive Search in 2007, and now employs 7 professionals in a 100% remote work environment.

In 2016 and 2017, TurningPoint was ranked one of the Top 150 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego (SDBJ). KKen is also the Founder and CEO of the Sales & Marketing Leadership Alliance (SMLA),  With chapters in San Diego and Orange County, and supporting over 120 members, the SMLA is a professional membership organization committed to providing peer-2-peer networking and professional development to the region’s sales and marketing leaders. .

Ken serves as an Executive Board Member of San Diego Sports Innovators (SDSI), and HR Café (formerly San Diego HR Roundtable), and is an Advisory Board member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), San Diego chapter, and the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AAISP). 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.