Deerfield Associates

Executive Search, Inc.

A retained, highly specialized search firm focusing on the Educational Sector.

Deerfield Associates Executive Search, Inc. recruits and places exceptional candidates for senior level administrative positions at colleges, universities and independent schools, both nationally and internationally. Established in 2001, the firm has successfully conducted and completed 300+ searches. Over 77 percent of our 116 clients return to us for additional search work.


We are committed to providing our clients:

  • A strategic overview of the hiring profile.
  • A first rate, creative, energetic and pro-active recruitment process.
  • A professional and in-depth assessment for each candidate presented.
  • Constant attention to finding the best candidate.
  • Assurance that our clients and candidates receive the highest level of personalized service.
  • The resources necessary to get the search done in a timely manner.

Each college, university and independent school has unique qualities and needs. Find out how Deerfield Associates Executive Search, Inc. can select the best professional for your organization.


Doug Cooney quoted in article on recruitment in the National Business Officers Association magazine

    Assistant Vice President, Office of Development New Haven, Connecticut Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Brunswick, Maine Director of Institutional Advancement Plymouth, New Hampshire

The Deerfield Associates Varsity Executive Search Team

“The things that most distinguish the firm’s work … excellent candidates presented, personal attention, as well as the thorough follow-up …”

Doug Hale, Head of School, Mercersburg AcademyRead the full endorsement

Deerfield Associates