We value the relationship we have forged with sponsor organizations since launching the SMLA in 2011.These collaborative, customer-centric businesses share our passion for providing Southern California’s Sales & Marketing Leaders with Professional Development and Networking Opportunities. We are proud to partner with these forward-thinking companies.

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?


TurningPoint Executive Search

Founding Sponsor

We are committed to building Southern California’s premier resource for Sales, Marketing and Operational professionals by offering unique career opportunities and drive corporate success. Our team of professionals offers more than 50 years of combined experience in operations, marketing and sales recruitment, career coaching, human resources, training and management. As the San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County economies continue to build on their histories of innovation ranging from Defense and Hightech to Lifescience and CleanTech, TurningPoint Executive Search delivers customized support to support to clients throughout these sectors on a national basis. | |  (760) 434-5401


Barney & Barney, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

Providing insurance solutions for over 100 years, Barney & Barney, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company specializes in risk management, employee benefits and retirement services for companies and individuals. Named one of Insurance Journals’ “Best Overall Agencies to Work For” and awarded “Top Performing Firm in the Country” by Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America in 2011, Barney & Barney is a leader in the insurance field. With offices in San Diego, Orange County and the Bay Area, we offer a full range of services and coverages for both businesses and individuals. Whether you run a multi-national corporation, need group benefits for your business, or want to protect your home, Barney & Barney has the insurance solution for you. | | (800) 321-4696 x 7409

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Ferrari Productions

Ferrari Productions is a full-service video production and media company. We have over 20 years experience helping businesses, corporations and non-profits produce powerful and effective messaging for promotional and training. We offer a range of production services from pre-production and scripting, full production services, editing, encoding, DVD mastering and duplication. We offer multi camera High Definition video production services as well as still photography in our large San Diego studio or on location. | | 858-792-8011

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The Franchise Consulting Company

The Franchise Consulting Company helps clients structure a franchise strategy based on the uniqueness of their situation and what they find most compelling as to brand, culture, and operating models in order to attain their lifestyle and financial goals. Our Mission: “Helping People Achieve Their Goals Through Business Ownership”. If you are interested in working for yourself, but not by yourself, buying a franchise is an exciting and rewarding way to go. Enjoy the process of discovering what owning a franchise could do for your financial future. | | 949-887-2600


Out & About Communications

Out & About Communications is a full-service digital marketing firm based in San Diego, CA. Our bread and butter is defining and creating brands, developing strategic marketing plans and managing campaigns for companies committed to high growth. We know how challenging it can be to build a clear brand that resonates with your target market, systematize your day-to-day outreach and scale business. That’s why we meet you where you are. We take pride in really listening to our clients, thinking through each step, and thoughtfully polishing every deliverable. From fresh ideas to leveraging networks, we thrive when we are amplifying buzz and getting your company out and about on and offline. | | (619) 564-8584


Sales Growth Associates | Sandler Sales Training

Sales Growth Associates | Sandler Training is a global training organization with over four decades of experience and proven results. SGA provides sales and management training and consulting services for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as well as corporate training for Fortune 1000 companies. Our proven methodologies and specialized tools equip our trainees with the skills necessary to improve both their business and bottom line. | |  (760) 579-7316


Silvergate Bank

Silvergate Bank is dedicated to providing the highest level of personal service to our customers. A commitment to customized banking solutions that satisfy both current and long-term needs is redefining the way our bank partners with companies and individuals.

– Banking in San Diego for 25 Years
– Dedicated Business Focus
– Local Decision Making
– Customer-Centric Philosophy

Real People, Real Impact

Personal relationships and the resources to make a substantial positive impact on client operations define Silvergate Bank as we find new and better ways to deliver the very best in service and value. We invite you to join us on the leading edge of business banking.

Business Banking, Redefined. |  (858) 362-3317


Voit Real Estate Services

Voit Real Estate Services is a Southern California commercial real estate firm that provides strategic real estate solutions tailored to clients’ needs. Combining more than 40 years of expertise in brokerage, investment advisory, financial analysis, market research and tenant advisory, Voit provides clients with forward-looking strategies that create value for their assets and portfolios. || (858) 458-3332


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