“Burchard and Associates came highly recommended by a trusted professional and I was impressed from the first phone call. I could tell that Ronda understood the urgency of my need. She quickly explained how the process worked. I was astounded and relieved to receive nine viable applicants with great background information within 48 hours of our first call. I loved the spirited conversation regarding the strengths of each applicant and the collaborative process we used to narrow the field for our first round of interviews. We were able to conduct and complete the search within 10 days, which seemed impossible. I started this process a bit skeptical about the whole concept of recruitment and was greatly surprised and relieved to realize so much value out of the experience. In addition to the candidate pool that was provided, the support and objective counsel through the process made me and our internal team approach this hire with more focus and clarity. We are thrilled with the candidate we selected–and I believe she is thrilled with her position which makes me know we made the right decision.”

Stacey Goldman, Principal
Cannonball Agency

“In searching for a Director of Financial Planning & Analysis last year, we were referred to Burchard and Associates.  Not having used search firms in the past, we were unsure of the process and candidly uncertain of the likely results.  As it turned out, there was no need to worry.  Steve Burchard took the time to understand our exact needs and then presented very qualified candidates from which to choose.  In the last year, we have had Burchard and Associates conduct two more searches for senior finance professionals with equally great results.  Needless to say, we are very pleased with Burchard and Associates services and highly recommend them.”

Bill Hinderer, President, CEO
Tacony Corporation

“The following are my own personal opinions based on my observations and interactions with Steve. I have worked with Steve for several years to recruit all different levels from manager to executive. Steve is different than other recruiters. By different, I mean better. He not only finds great candidates for you, he spends extra time with you to ensure he understands exactly what type of candidate will best fit the current and future needs and dynamics of the company. His screening process has also proven invaluable as a tool for evaluating candidates and providing recommendations to potential employers. Steve not only attracts great candidates with his reputation, he also finds great candidates through his excellent connections to talent in St. Louis. He cares not only about filling a company’s open positions, but also about helping the candidate, you, and the company succeed. Steve is not only personable, professional, and a valuable resource, I consider him a friend. In my opinion, he is one of the best recruiters in St. Louis.”

Rick Isaak, CFO
Merric Millwork and Seating

“I have worked with Steve since 1976. Unlike most of his clients, I have worked with him both as a client and as co-consultant on projects when I was in the consulting business. After knowing Steve for all these years I can say with no reservation that he has the highest integrity of anyone in his industry and has been very effective at meeting my needs during my tenure with three major St. Louis companies. In my present capacity as Vice President, Human Resources with the Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., Steve and his team have been a valuable resource for us on a national level. In fact, I just finished working with Steve and his team to successfully complete three critical recruiting projects.”

David M. Gianini, Retired V.P., Human Resources
Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc.

“Steve Burchard and his team did an outstanding job in executing the search for our new senior level technology executive. Steve did a great job understanding the role, our expectations and what it would take for a candidate to be successful in our company. He was able to complete the search in a short period of time and appropriately screened candidates and only put the “best of the best” in front of me, which was a huge time saver. He did a great job of making our hiring decision difficult by putting 3 very qualified candidates in front of us, any of whom we would have been pleased to hire. I am happy to report that we were able to hire our top choice and everything is working out great. We couldn’t have done it without Steve and his team.”

Robert Koester, Chief Financial Officer
Murphy Company

“We have worked with Burchard & Associates since 1991, and have found them to be the most effective financial recruiters in St. Louis. When provided with position specifications for an opening, they quickly present a short list of candidates who meet the requirements and can do the job. Their in-depth reference checking has supplemented ours, and we feel has led to increased retention times. We recommend them for any level of financial placement.”

Bailey Hurley, V.P., Human Resources
TTM Technologies

“Burchard and Associates has successfully placed me three times throughout my career. With each change, I was settled into a new position within a couple of weeks of my search. Whether it was working part time or full time, the same amount of energy and commitment was provided. The Burchard team listens to what you desire in a work environment and gets to know you as an individual in order to find the right fit for both the employee and the employer.”

Vicky Hanzlik, Controller
Cannonball Agency

“Steve was a valuable resource throughout the entire recruitment process. From my very first conversation with Steve, I was impressed with his professionalism and his desire to find the right fit for the candidate as well as the employer. He kept me well informed and was a great resource during the preparation stage and when an offer was made. I would recommend Burchard & Associates to anyone looking to secure a new role in the future.”

Julie Kluesner, Controller
PayneCrest Electric & Communications

“Steve continues to be a trusted resource for me in many ways. His value stems not just from finding and presenting relevant opportunities but also from providing great counsel throughout the decision-making process. I was fortunate to have multiple opportunities in front of me, each with their own positive and negative attributes along with the typical uncertainty that accompanies a job change. Steve took a great deal of time simply listening to my concerns and then helped me weigh the various alternatives. Steve appreciates that while a job change presents an exciting opportunity, there is also considerable strain and stress leading up to that point as well. There is a personal nature to Steve’s approach and it truly sets him apart in his field.”

Brad Overby, Director of FP&A
Tacony Corporation

“Steve and his team put me at ease throughout the recruitment, interview and offer letter process. They gave me the insight on the culture and the organization’s management style that made it possible for me to be comfortable delivering my narrative that ultimately landed me the job. I would highly recommend the firm for your hiring needs.”

Anthony C. Lloyd, Director of Finance
Mid-America Transplant Services

“I first met Steve in 1997 and his firm, Burchard and Associates, placed me with a company in a corporate controller role that was a perfect fit for my background and skillset. Steve took the time to get to know me personally during the entire process and I always felt like he was on my team. Throughout the years, we have continued to stay in touch and I consider Steve to be a trusted and respected career advisor for me. Steve knows the market better than anyone in the industry and whether you are looking for a job in accounting or finance or need to hire someone in those fields, Burchard and Associates, is definitely the premier professional search firm in St. Louis.”

Bryan Graiff, Partner
Brown Smith Wallace

“I was referred to Steve in 2009 through another recruiter that I had known for many years. I can honestly say that I was not all that excited about meeting another recruiter and starting the vetting process from scratch. After meeting with Steve in person for the first time, it is easy to see why he is more than just a simple headhunter. He has a professional yet casual demeanor that would make anyone feel comfortable and enthusiastic about working with him. Steve partners with you on every level and that kept me well informed and prepared throughout the process. I never once hesitated to be candid with him because he is truly a trusted advisor. Thanks to Steve I am in the ideal career and will always consider him to be a good friend.”

Ben Westendorf, Director, Strategy and Innovation

“Burchard & Associates in amazing. My experience with them started when I mentioned to a close friend that I wanted to start looking for a new career. He told me what a great job Steve Burchard had done for him in the recent past. So, I called Steve and began the process. From the very beginning, Steve stressed to me that he would try to place me only with an organization that would fit my personality and goals. In no time at all, I was interviewing with a handful of great employers. Shortly thereafter, I was offered and accepted my dream job with a great company. I am still with this company and enjoy going to work every day. Burchard & Associates is an outstanding resource. I would highly recommend them to both recruits and prospective employers.”

Jim Berndsen, Director of Accounting and Finance
Corrigan Company Mechanical Contractors

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