Sales & Marketing Summit to take place in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, September 17, 2015 – On October 9th, San Diego will play host to the inaugural Sales & Marketing Summit, hosted by TurningPoint Executive Search. “The Summit is an all day, two-track, innovation conference that caters to sales and marketing leaders,” explains Ken C. Schmitt, Founder & President of TurningPoint Executive Search. “While other events may support sales professionals or the marketing community exclusively, this Summit will bring these two constituencies together in one place at one time”.

This year’s event will focus on innovative sales strategies and creative marketing trends. Highlighting the “Dynamic Disruption” theme, the Summit will showcase industry leaders from IBM, Burson Marsteller, Smith Micro, SKLZ, Ziprecruiter, Illumina, CrowdStrike and more. Led by Keynote Speaker Joshua Braun from CNN, these speakers will touch on everything from leveraging analytics and “social selling”, to amplifying customer engagement and the future of hiring, addressing the significant changes taking place between buyers and sellers externally.


When asked about the genesis of the Summit, Schmitt says, “Back in 2011, as I rebranded my recruiting firm, TurningPoint Executive Search, to focus on placing sales and marketing professionals, I quickly realized there was a lack of resources for these leaders to receive training and professional development. I launched the Sales Leadership Alliance (SLA) to meet this need in Southern California, and the 2015 Sales and Marketing Summit is the next step in fostering this atmosphere of collaboration and more efficient revenue production”.

Taking place on Friday, October 9th at the San Diego Marriott, Del Mar, this Summit is uniquely geared toward sales and marketing leaders, small business owners, and entrepreneurs who support the sales and marketing function. Attending the Summit will expose the attendees to a wealth of best practices and up-and-coming trends designed to increase customer engagement and conversion.

“I have always been a big believer in the power – and need – to bring sales and marketing professionals together,” says Schmitt. “Too often, companies end up creating a somewhat adversarial relationship with sales on one side, and marketing on the other. The Sales and Marketing Summit will help break down these walls, allowing these two integral parts of the company to come together and learn from one another, ultimately making the individuals and their respective businesses more productive”.

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