The Sanford Rose Associates® Executive Search Network has expanded its footprint with the partnership of Simply Driven Executive Search, the newest member of the Sanford Rose Associates (SRA) network of offices. Simply Driven Executive Search was founded on Burns’ 15 years of experience in the recruiting and search field, combined with his personal mission – his “why” – to impact people in a positive, lasting and life-changing way. Simply Driven Executive Search has a national presence and focus in finance and accounting roles with a client list of some of America’s premier companies.

“Kent has not only been a trusted advisor to his firm’s clients and candidates, but to me personally for well over a decade. Simply Driven Executive Search is not just the firm’s name.  It is their mantra for life. Kent is a world-class search professional and this alliance will provide incredible opportunities for the collective SRA network. We are very fortunate to have Kent and his Simply Driven team in the SRA network,” states Jeff Kaye, Co-Senior Managing Director of Sanford Rose Associates International, Inc.

SRA International, Inc. awards a limited number of independently owned franchises each year; this high level of exclusivity has ensured the brand and reputation of Sanford Rose Associates remain unparalleled in terms of professionalism, performance and service that exceeds their clients’ expectations.

“I am extremely excited to be a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network of offices. Two things measure the success of a search firm: employee performance and employee retention. Talented people must be engaged, vetted and won from the marketplace. You can’t automate that dialogue or that experience; it requires an expert, and this is where we excel. SRA’s scale and horsepower further strengthens our position as the premier finance/accounting search firm in the Midwest, “ says Kent Burns, President of Simply Driven Executive Search.

Executive Search Review recognized the totality of the Sanford Rose Associates network as being one of the Top 11 Search Firms in North America. Over the course of the past five decades, the Sanford Rose Associates network has expanded to nearly 60 offices worldwide with offices in North America and Asia.