“I have been using Burchard & Associates routinely since 1999, when Steve first placed me, so I have had the benefit of seeing the business from an applicant perspective as well as from an employer perspective. What has struck me as unique about the organization is not just their firm grasp on the Finance & Accounting talent pool of St. Louis, and their deep long-standing Corporate relationships, but their focus on finding the right fit for the applicant and the employer. The folks at Burchard & Associates spend the extra time really getting to the know the talent that they’re placing, as well as getting to know the personality of the organization that is doing the hiring. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better fit for me when Steve first placed me, and I have used Burchard & Associates numerous times since, and have never been disappointed with the skillset or personalities of the hires that I have made through Burchard & Associates.”
Roger Byrne, EVP & CFO
Bethesda Health Group
“I have worked with many recruiters in my career and was beyond impressed with Steve Burchard. From first contact, he was an attentive listener, asked involved questions and was very understanding of my specific requests in my job search. He found fantastic and diverse opportunities for me to choose from and was supportive throughout the entire process. It was very apparent that he was interested in creating a good match between employee and employer while keeping my wishes at the forefront. The application and interviewing process was enjoyable when working with Steve and his team!”
Taylor Miller, Senior Financial Associate
“I was referred to Steve through another search firm out of Chicago, I was looking to relocate from Louisville, KY and Steve made the process easy and found a great fit for me professionally. Through multiple phone calls Steve was able to get a good idea of who I was as a person and what I was looking for in a role. Moving to a new city can be a period of anxiety and nervousness for some but Steve has made the transition so far very easy, going as far to recommend places to look to live and things to do around the city. He found me a position within a few weeks of our first call and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to start my career in STL. I look forward to working with Steve again in the future and I am confident that he will come through for me again.”
Mitch Hook, Senior Financial Analyst
Bethesda Health Group
“I was referred to Steve through another recruiting office that I had been in touch with while I was working in Pittsburgh. From the start, it was about what I wanted to do and making sure that I was ultimately happy with my final decision. Steve was always available, day and night, whether via phone or text, and never hesitated to give me a straight and truthful response. I think in this line of business, it is very easy to sugarcoat things, so I truly respected Steve for being so upfront and honest. Steve performed his job with diligence and professionalism, and I am now happily employed in my new role. Not only did Steve go out of his way to make sure I ended up with what I wanted, he also made sure to get to know me. He took time out of his day to meet for lunch, where we spoke about our lives, as well as what I was interested in regarding a new job. It was nice for me to get to know Steve a little bit too, since he was the one searching for my next role. All in all, everything was handled with professionalism, and I am in a new role where I am incredibly happy because of Steve, and I can’t thank him enough.”
Ryan Merrifield, Senior Accountant
“I’ve had the pleasure to work with Burchard & Associates multiple times over my career. During each process, they clearly communicated information about the company and position they were working to fill, and kept me apprised as the search progressed. He took the time to get to know me and what I was looking for and made sure that my skills and personality were a good match for what the company was looking for, both in terms of their structure and culture. Steve and his team were great to work with and I would highly recommend them to candidates at any stage in their careers.”
Jeffrey Dorries, Chief Financial Officer
Alton Steel Inc.
From the very beginning, I always knew that when the time came to explore new career opportunities out of KPMG LLP, Steve Burchard was my guy. Fast-forward six years when it became clear to me that I was ready to make that change, I picked up the phone and gave Steve a call asking if he could meet me for lunch and discuss my ideas for the future. I had no idea at the time just how much that one call would change my life. Having spent most of my life in and around the St. Louis metropolitan area, I expressed to Steve a desire to take a chance in another city, a big city, a city on the coast where I could grow and prosper. Having known me for many years prior and being the knowledgeable professional that he is, Steve suggested that if I wanted the sort of career opportunities I was expressing, that if I really wanted to take my career in accounting to the next level, to look no further than the San Francisco Bay Area. Allured by the potential of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Steve put me in contact with his affiliates at the DeWinter Group (who were equally a pleasure and a joy to work with) and shortly thereafter I was reviewing job postings ranging from the biggest most well-known players in Tech to the smaller-scale but rapidly growing startups looking to take their companies public. It didn’t take long, shortly thereafter engaging the DeWinter Group I had my eyes set on the prize, an Accounting Manager position in the Controllership group of a legendary San Jose-based company that revolutionized online shopping as we know it today. Letting my experience speak for itself, after several rounds of interviews I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime, a dream come true for a young and aspiring accountant! And it all goes back to Steve Burchard. Steve, with his wealth of knowledge and experience, guided me, believed in me, and helped catapult my career to the next level…just like he promised. To anyone else out there looking to make a change in their accounting or finance careers or if you just need someone trustworthy you can bounce ideas off of, look no further than Steve Burchard.
Ben Vasquez, Technical Accounting Manager