Heather Burns

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Heather Burns is Vice President of Toft Group Executive Search, working from both San Diego and San Francisco offices. Heather joined Sanford Rose Associates® - San Francisco in early 2007, and has since been involved in the placement of executives across many functional areas, including General Management, Sales & Marketing, Research & Development, Human Resources, Medical Directorship, and Clinical, Quality and Regulatory Affairs. Previously, she held the position of Senior Recruiter with Ratliff & Taylor, a northeast Ohio Executive Search firm specialized in Talent Management and Human Resources solutions, providing recruitment services for top Midwest Manufacturing and Healthcare clients. In addition, she was formerly a Clinical Research Recruiter with a Connecticut based firm focused specifically on technical and scientific professionals for major clients such as Pfizer, Abbott Labs, Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Procter & Gamble.


Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Education from the University of Toledo.

Awards & Accolades

Distinguished Achiever 2011, 2012, & 2014

Heather Burns has received the Top 5 Consultants and 4 Star Producer awards for her outstanding search performance within the entire SRA International network of 50+ offices. Heather successfully completed some of her most challenging searches for our clients this year, bringing A-Players to many companies.