Ken Schmitt has been a recruiter for over 21 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.
In 1998, he answered an ad in the newspaper for a job as a recruiter and never looked back. After spending 9 years working for a local boutique firm, a large regional firm and one of the world’s largest Executive Search firms, Heidrick & Struggles, he launched TurningPoint Executive Search in 2007, and now employs 7 professionals in a 100% remote work environment. Ken also launched the Sales & Marketing Leadership Alliance in 2011, with nearly 120 members across chapters in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Austin (2020), providing their clients with access to additional talent and market intelligence.
In 2016 and 2017, TurningPoint was ranked one of the Top 150 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego (SDBJ). In 2019, they were also voted a Top 20 "Best Places for Women to Work", by Databird. Ken and his team at TurningPoint have placed nearly 400 of the nation’s leading sales, marketing and operations professionals, partnering with national clients across numerous industries including as tech, software, analytics, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, professional and financial services, healthcare, lifesciences and hospitality.