What Our Candidates & Clients Are Saying

We found both Danielle Mathis and Ken Schmitt to be highly professional, very responsive and cooperative, intuitive and pro-active during our search to find us a Senior VP for Sales. It began with my first call to TurningPoint and was the same throughout the engagement. Given the nature of our rather unique position in a rather unique industry, Danielle’s ability to find people who could sell into our market, with previous experience doing so, was rather remarkable.  Further, as part of each interview, we asked the candidate to describe their personal experience with Danielle and TurningPoint, and in each instance the reaction was instant and almost eerily consistent. The term “highly professional” was one that was repeated by all of them. Several said that it was the best experience with an executive search firm they had ever had, and even though they were not looking to move from their current position, Danielle made our position so interesting to them that they had to at least look at it. We were very pleased with our final selection of what we believe may prove to be a “game changing” hire for us. And you can be assured that should we again need the services of a search firm, there is only one call we need to make, and that is to TurningPoint.
– Bob Alvarado, CEO and Mark Wapnick, President at CourtCall LLC

“I recently had the pleasure of working with Danielle Mathis in her role as recruiter for the position of Vice President of Marketing. Throughout the process, Danielle was meticulous in vetting my skills and background in order to prepare me for meetings with the Executive staff. Her ability to identify and hone in on key attributes that would benefit the client enabled me to fine tune my presentation and ultimately  land my new position. Danielle is a consummate professional and I would highly recommend both her and TurningPoint Executive Search to others interested in new marketing roles and opportunities.” 
– Tricia Rodewald, Vice President of Marketing, Regenesis 

“I engaged the help of Ken Schmitt during my job search. In that period of time, Ken worked with me to establish a clear plan of mutual deliverables and timelines for me to navigate and be most effective in my job search. Through many in-person meetings and regular phone calls, Ken provided guidance to me spanning from strategy to details. As a result of collaborating together, I recently secured a Director level position at an engineering services company that I am very happy and proud to be part of. 

Ken and his team have a vast knowledge of San Diego companies and the industry landscape.  At several of my target companies, Ken personally knew inside contacts and facilitated personal introductions for me. Ken has served as an admirable role model in regularly and diligently attending San Diego networking events. His ever expanding circle of connections is a great resource.”
– Peter Ma, Director of Product Development, D&K Engineering Services

“Thank you very much for making the match! Our new hire starts next week and we are looking forward to having a strong person in sales. We will definitely be in touch for future openings as this was much easier than our prior efforts!”
– Stacy Seminoff, CEO, Financial Asset Services 

Hold on to Danielle. She is very professional, responsive and resourceful. We have enjoyed working with her. We teased her that we’ll come try to recruit her to our team full time next year as our permanent talent source. Recruiting the recruiter!  Thank you to the entire TurningPoint team. Great job.
Matt Dusa, President/COO and Chris Dusa, VP Sales & Marketing at Capstone

“I engaged TurningPoint Executive Search as a career coaching client when I was at a true crossroads in my career. Ken and his team worked with me to define my career objectives, outline criteria for my next opportunity and facilitated introductions in the San Diego Area. What impressed me most about Ken and his team’s capabilities was that when I engaged them, it was the true partnership we developed and the feeling that I became part of their team during my search. We had a plan and we executed it together as a team, which was a real differentiator. I am confident that TurningPoint’s coaching process was integral to my ability to secure my next position and allow me to grow as a professional during the search process.”
– Matt Costanzo, COO, Costanzo Financial Group

“Big thanks to Danielle Mathis for helping me land my dream job in the golf industry. She has been wonderful in coaching me every step of the way through the interview process. She guided me through what the employer was looking for, as well as prepared me for interview questions and follow-up emails. Danielle and TurningPoint put me on my dream career path, and I couldn’t have done it without them.”
– Drew Siegwart, Account Executive, KickX Golf

“We partnered with Ken and his team at TurningPoint to identify and hire a new Account Executive. As a start-up business, our resources are a bit more limited. However, their TalentAccess solution provided us with exactly what we needed – a pre-screened, targeted list of sales candidates who were qualified and interested in our position. I am pleased to say we made our hire, thanks to the team at TurningPoint Executive Search” 
– Julie Bemis, HR Manager and Joshua Bernheim, COO, KickX Golf 

“Although it was a bit of a difficult time conducting my job search, I always knew the TurningPoint team was in my corner and ready to help.  Their positive, honest, open approach allowed me to grow and find myself as well as a job in the last few months. They helped me to truly understand it is all about networking and making connections. As a result, I recently found a job as the Director of Marketing Communications through a colleague who recommended me.” 
– Kim Tucker, Director of Marketing Communications 

“I worked with TurningPoint Executive Search for only a couple weeks before finding a job that was a perfect fit for me. In fact, the first company I was sent out for became the company I work for now. I have worked with several recruiters in the past, but TurningPoint was the only one I built a solid relationship with. Dina is a rockstar!” 
– Thomas Jensen, Sales Manager 

We made the decision to hire a Chief Sales Officer and were referred to TurningPoint. Danielle and the team came out to understand our need, asked a lot of good questions, and outlined a very thorough process they would follow to find us a strong pool of candidates. During the process TurningPoint made sure to communicate with me often, updating me on their progress. Their thoroughness ensured that we were talking with quality candidates and in the end, they helped us negotiate within our salary range and did an incredibly comprehensive reference check prior to us making an offer. If we had a similar opening again we would certainly be talking with TurningPoint. I definitely recommend them for helping fill senior level sales positions.
– Jamie Ogle, President & CEO, Lloyd Pest Control

“Thanks to Ken, Dina, and Elaine for helping me land my dream job. You guys are true professionals and I couldn’t be happier with the result. Good people with an exciting business and vision. Can’t wait to get started.”
– Sam McCully, VP of Marketing at Avoya

“TurningPoint Search is a talented group of passionate individuals. They deliver wonderful opportunities and create warm, professional dialogues for job seekers and potential employers. I have consistently recommended their services to both groups and can say it was an absolute pleasure to work with their entire team.
– Shelley Callahan, VP of Marketing at Advanced Particle Therapy, LLC

“Ken and the team at TurningPoint are in one word, fabulous. The team takes the time to understand the search with thought, providing questions and expert insight. Not only looking at experience and qualifications in candidates but also fit to our company values/culture, which for us is the key to successful hires. If that weren’t enough, the team, every one of them, are just good people that work hard to give the high level of service we all hope for. For us, they have hit the bull’s-eye every time.”
– Kim Molzahn, Director of Human Resources, Baker Electric  

“Ken has worked with Profil on three successful searches in the past year. Ken thoroughly educates himself on his clients’ needs as it relates to technical expertise and cultural fit to the organization. He is a professional 3rd party “partner” to the organization, and doesn’t waste time by submitting candidates who are not a fit for the level of the position. Additionally important, Ken maintains communication throughout the process, indicating his continual engagement and commitment to the priority that an open position represents. 

Over the years, my trust has grown in Ken’s integrity, professionalism and expertise. His response time is amazing, and I’ve never had to wait or wonder if Ken has received my call or email. It’s no wonder that Ken and TurningPoint enjoy a great reputation in the San Diego business community.”
– Susan Penn, Global HR Executive, Profil Institute for Clinical Research 

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