The Making of a San Diego Unicorn - The Seismic Story

Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
San Diego | Marsh & McLennan Agency

Come here the story behind the red-hot tech company Seismic, one of San Diego's "unicorns" - a private tech firm with a valuation over $1b.

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What's Wrong with your Sales Compensation Plan!

Thursday, March 28, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Voit Real Estate Services | Irvine

Sales Compensation is one of the tools you can leverage to keep your top sales talent engaged and motivated. When your sales organization is challenged and rewarded for their effort, they are more likely to deliver...

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#Smarketing - The Smart Way to Work

Tuesday, April 2, 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Los Angeles | PIASC, Commerce

The greatest product, service, or brand in the world cannot be successful if you don’t know how to market it intentionally and intelligently. This is where “Smarketing” comes in...

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The Sales & Marketing Leadership Alliance (SMLA) was formed as a resource for the region’s sales and marketing leaders. Our objective is to build a community of sales and marketing professionals, providing world-class educational opportunities while connecting these professionals to the region’s top-notch resource providers.

The mission is simple – to bring sales and marketing leaders together, to enhance their productivity, build stronger bonds, leverage best practices and ultimately increase sales and enhance brands.

With the average tenure of an employee in the U.S. is steadily dropping, and the new paradigm of four to five generations working side by side for the first time ever, the role of sales and marketing is vitally important to an organization’s success. However, many Sales and Marketing professionals enter into their first leadership role, with little, if any, formal training on effective management. Additionally, there are limited resources for these leaders to gain access to professional development, best in class methodology and peer 2 peer networking – that’s where the SMLA comes in!

The SMLA – Where Sales and Marketing Meet!


San Diego

This chapter meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month
7:30AM – 9:30AM
Marsh & McLennan Agency
9171 Towne Centre Dr, Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92122

Orange County

This chapter meets the last Thursday of each month
8:00AM – 9:30AM
Voit Real Estate Services
2020 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Irvine, CA 92614

Los Angeles

This NEW chapter launching on February 5th will meet the first Tuesday of every month!
8:00AM – 9:45AM
5800 S Eastern Ave, Suite 400
Commerce, CA 90040


We value the relationship we have forged with sponsor organizations since launching the SMLA in 2011.

Learn more about the sponsorship levels and benefits here.

We have events in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles each month. We hope you’ll join us!

View all our upcoming events

This group is a cross-industry association and has been formed to serve individuals whose primary responsibility is generating revenue for their company through the direction and management of a sales or marketing team.