T. Michael Burke (Mike) is the managing partner of Burke and Associates. He started the firm almost twenty years ago and has grown the business into a well established boutique firm specializing in finance, information technology, general management and human resources. Prior to establishing his own firm, Mike worked for Nabisco Brands, Greyhound and the Olsten corporations in various regional management roles throughout the U.S. Mike first joined the executive recruiting industry with the Cornell Group/Career Directions in 1986 as a Partner and created Burke & Associates in 1990. Since this point, Burke has concentrated the firm’s searches in the consumer products, pharma/biotech and manufacturing industries.
Mike is currently an executive board memeber and former president of the Stamford YMCA, served for ten years as a board adviser to the Chemistry Department of Sacred Heart University and continues to be involved in regional non-profit organizations. He is a graduate of Boston University where he also attended graduate school. Mike is active in the executive search and personnel industries and is also a certified personnel consultant.
Paul J. Jakubek is a Director for Burke and Associates specializing in Finance, Treasury and Tax positions. Paul enjoyed a thirty year business career as a senior financial executive with several major corporations including Cadbury Schweppes plc, American Maize Products Company, SCM Corporation and Clairol Inc. His professional profile includes global financial experience in multiple international markets and varied business cultures with significant experience in finance, tax, treasury and acquisitions. Paul also manages the newly created affiliate internship program for undergraduate students.
Paul is a lifetime Stamford resident and has a BS in Finance from the University of Connecticut and an MBA in Financial Management from Pace University. He is currently an adjunct professor of Finance and Economics at Manhattanville College.
Michael S. Burke is a Consultant for Burke and Associates specializing in accounting and finance positions. Michael began working with Burke and Associates in September of 2005 and was responsible for contract personnel through our affiliate marketing program. In 2006, Michael transitioned to filling full-time, permanent roles through Burke and Associates on both the local and national level. Michael is a graduate of Sacred Heart University, and holds a B.S. degree in Business Management.
Al Brand is a Senior Consultant for Burke and Associates. During 2007, Al has exclusively been recruiting as a member of the Burke and Associates team. For twenty-five years, Al recruited accounting and finance staff while holding various middle management accounting and finance positions at international Fortune 500 and mid-cap corporations. Having worked both divisional and corporate levels plus holing a B.S. in Accounting gives Al the insight needed to present qualified candidates to our clients. In addition, Al is also responsible for our national affiliation program through I.P.A.
Kenneth M. Perec is Director of Information Technology for Burke and Associates. Ken is a search consultant with 15 years of experience recruiting mid to senior level professionals, on a permanent and contract basis for key roles in Information Technology, Pharmaceutical, Bio-Tech, Finance and Human Resources. His client base is national in scope and covers most of the major industries. Ken graduated from Fairfield University in Connecticut and has his degree in electrical engineering and computer science. He is also a member of several organizations related to his field of expertise.