Meet the Founders of The Pointe Malibu
KIMBERLY GALE JAMES
Founder and CEO
The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center’s founder and chief executive office is a hands-on leader with skills and experience in every aspect of behavioral care treatment center management, operations, administration, business development, and marketing.
Kimberly has built a national reputation through practical training and gained expertise by working in a broad variety of positions with nationally recognized chemical dependency treatment providers including positions with Cliffside Malibu, Director of Business Development; Summit Centers, Director of Admissions & Business Development; Cirque Lodge, National Director of Business Development and Passages Malibu, Director of Admissions & Business Development.
Though her reputation is based on her business acumen, Kimberly’s real passion is serving her clients and carrying the message of recovery. She is involved in every aspect of The Pointe Malibu Treatment Center’s daily operations but, Kimberly finds the most joy and satisfaction in providing support and guidance to residents, their families, referents, and staff.
Co-founder and Owner
Charles Bentz is the co-founder and owner of The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center. He graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Charles began his professional finance career in New Jersey at Deloitte and worked as an executive on Wall Street for over two decades, most notably at BlackRock, Inc. and Prudential Securities. Charles co-founded Malibu Beach Sober Living in 2008.
He has been trained as an interventionist by Ken Seeley, John Southworth, Jane Mintz, Dr. Judith Landau, Bill Maher, Dr. Jim Tracy, and Jean Campbell. Charles has also participated in the UCLA Certified Addiction and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC) Program. He has been sober since 2001 and has mentored numerous individuals in recovery. He continues to work as a consultant in the financial services industry.