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Kent Burns leads Simply Driven Executive Search, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network of offices. He specializes in delivering high-caliber talent in the areas of finance/accounting and engineering. For eight and a half years Burns was a Partner and perennial top producer within a global network of recruiters. In 2003, he was the Top-Producing Individual Account Executive, outperforming approximately 3,500 recruiters worldwide. Prior to entering the search industry, Burns was a CPA with two Big Four firms as well as a corporate Controller and Chief Financial Officer.

He is the author of "What's Your Why?" and "The Why Guide to Your First Job - College Edition." He has been featured in publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, CFO Magazine, HR Magazine, The Journal of Accountancy, The Boston Globe, Reuters, The Houston Chronicle, The Indianapolis Business Journal and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Since 1999, Kent has helped companies make hundreds of successful hires. Now, he’ll share some of his best practices with you.


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