Kent Burns, President of Simply Driven Search – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in Hunt Scanlon Media, NorthWind Partners Recruits CFO for Cognosante

Plano, TX 6/28/2021

Reston, VA-headquartered executive search firm NorthWind Partners has assisted in the placement of Steve Hamric as the new chief financial officer of Falls Church, VA-based health IT company Cognosante. Partner Hunter Murray led the assignment. “I am pleased to welcome Steve to our leadership team,” said Michele Kang, founder and CEO of Cognosante. “He complements our strong growth culture, and his impressive track record of scaling businesses makes him the right choice to lead our finance organization as we accelerate growth.” Mr. Hamric brings more than two decades of financial leadership experience to his new position and is Cognosante’s replacement for Kevin Mostek, who was tapped to oversee the new corporate development team. Mr. Hamric will be responsible for leading Cognosante’s finance organization, supporting the company mission and contributing to its overall growth strategy.

The aftermath of the pandemic is creating additional dimensions in a CFO role that has already evolved significantly in recent years, said Kent Burns, president of Simply Driven Search, a member of Kaye Bassman Sanford Rose Network. “Leadership and mentoring are more challenging with COVID-driven virtual work. Soft skills and EQ in a CFO are more critical now than probably any time in history. The world-class CFOs I speak with understand the unprecedented importance of making relational dynamics a high priority on a daily basis.” The little things are not little things right now, he said.

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