Kent Burns leads Simply Driven Executive Search. A former Big Four CPA and corporate CFO, Burns’ finance/accounting technical expertise is unmatched in the recruiting industry. Since 1999, he has leveraged that expertise to find and deliver talent to premier organizations across the United States. Well-connected and widely read, his articles are enjoyed by business executives across all disciplines.

Prior to Simply Driven, Burns was a Partner with MRINETWORK. His success there included being the Top-Producing Individual Account Executive worldwide, outperforming approximately 3,500 recruiters in 38 countries.

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.