BurkeERC is an Executive Search and Strategic Consulting firm based in Stamford, CT. Partnering with first class organizations to Recruit, Retain and Reward key employees is our passion. An intimate knowledge of both our clients and the external talent market is core to our success. With over 70 years of combined experience identifying, recruiting and successfully placing top talent, we are proud to have earned a reputation as trusted business partners. 

Through experience, we know that team building goes beyond recruiting the right people. Combining our search capabilities with advanced business strategies sets us apart, as it allows our clients to foster long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with their key employees.

The BurkeERC Team

Mike Burke

Managing Partner

T. Michael Burke (Mike) is a Managing Partner of BurkeERC and was the original founder of Burke & Associates.  He started the firm over twenty years ago and has grown the business into a well-established boutique firm specializing in finance, information technology, and human resources.  Mike is a trusted advisor to CFO’s and other executives throughout the United States.  His extensive network of long time candidates and clients epitomizes the art of relationships.

Matt Rende

Managing Partner

Matt Rende is a Managing Partner of BurkeERC and original founder of Executive Resource Consultants. Matt’s track record of success is rooted in his detailed approach from both the client and candidate side.  He prides himself on understanding the culture of his client’s organization and executive leadership, recruiting the best talent to match, and making the connection.

We Are Team Builders

We know the industries, we know the players and we know the needs

Katie Cook

Partner, Director of Research

Katie Cook is a Partner at BurkeERC and Director of Research. Katie joined the firm in 1999 as the Controller and became a partner in 2003.

Michael S. Burke


Michael Burke joined BurkeERC in 2006 and has become an invaluable Director of Recruitment for the firm.  Michael takes the lead role on a number of BurkeERC engagements from Manager through Director level within Manufacturing, Consumer Goods, Pharma Biotech and Life Sciences.   The investment he makes into his candidates and their success, has set Mike and our firm apart. 

Our Candidates Become Partners

The opportunity to be valuable to our candidates doesn’t stop once they’re placed

Keith Faugno

Manager, Information Technology & Finance Recruitment

Keith Faugno joined BurkeERC as a Recruitment Manager with a focus on Manager through Vice President level search engagements within both the Finance and Information Technology practice areas.  Keith came to BurkeERC with fifteen years of sales experience in the Technology and Insurance Industries.

Jason Denker

Director of Advanced Strategies

Jason Denker is a finance and sales executive with over 15 years of Wall Street, Venture Capital and strategic business consulting experience. Jason joined BurkeERC as the Director of Advanced Strategies, providing Finance and Human Resource Executives with advanced business strategies to help recruit, retain and reward key employees through the design and implementation of innovative benefit solutions.

Long-Term Success

Delivering mutually beneficial solutions for attracting and retaining top talent

Chris Feeley

Practice Leader, Information Technology

Chris Feeley joined BurkeERC with the charge of formally developing our Information Technology practice.  Coming from a distinguished career as a Software Sales Executive at companies such as Oracle, EDS and Taleo, Chris’s knowledge and experience have led to initial success in building a practice focused on Director through CIO level search engagements.

Maria Alpert

Practice Leader, Human Resources

Maria Alpert has over 25 years of experience in human resources and talent acquisition. Joining BurkeERC in 1995, Maria expanded her technical expertise in Human Resources recruitment and is currently the practice leader for HR related engagements.

Bruno Mozzo

Recruiting Manager

Bruno Mozzo joined BurkeERC in 2017, bringing with him 7 years of professional experience to bear as a Recruiting Manager focused on Finance and Technology. Bruno’s strength is in the personal relationships he builds with his clients and his commitment to quality.