Deerfield Associates

Executive Search, Inc.

It’s our 17th year in business!

November 2017

Dear Clients & Colleagues:

It is time to take a victory lap! DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. is starting year 17! This past month we teamed up with our 118th client in Mount Holyoke College.

We would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” for all of your support and encouragement. Since starting the firm we have successfully conducted and completed three-hundred and fifty (350) searches for our clients in the education sector. Two of the more often asked questions about our firm are, “Who are your clients?” and “Why did you select the name DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES”?

Please find a list of all one-hundred eighteen (118) clients of the firm. We are pleased with the opportunity to build long-term, on-going relationships with our clients in education. We are especially thankful for the statistic that 77% of our clients have hired us to conduct more than one search. We believe that repeat business from a client is the highest form of recognition and trust of a job well done.

Clients who have hired us to conduct three or more searches include Yale University (23), Dartmouth College (11), Bowdoin College (7), Milton Academy (6), The Taft School (6), The Spence School (6), Deerfield Academy (6), Amherst College (5), Bentley University (5), The Fessenden School (5), Columbia University (4), The Nightingale-Bamford School (4), Babson College (4), Mercersburg Academy (4), The Brearley School (4), The Williston Northampton School (4), Berkshire School (4), Ethical Culture Fieldston School (4), Avon Old Farms School (3), Miss Porter’s School (3), St. Mark’s School (3), Brewster Academy (3), Millbrook School (3), The Hotchkiss School (3), Hopkins School (3), St. Paul’s School (3), Cushing Academy (3), The Jackson Laboratory (3), Hawken School (3), Trinity-Pawling School (3), The Governor’s Academy (3), Beaver Country Day School (3), and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (3).

The name of our firm, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES, comes from my wanting a meaningful and symbolic name that would remind our clients of historic values, a strong work ethic, integrity and the academic foundation of my upbringing in Western Massachusetts. I was born in Northampton, grew up a block from Smith College, spent my college years in Amherst and my wife is from Deerfield. Deerfield is a beautiful, historic town surrounded by a hard-working farming community and home to a superb Academy. Hence the name DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES made perfect sense. It still does.

Again, this communication is intended to thank you for all of your support. As we start our 17th year, we intend to proceed enthusiastically, with complete dedication to our clients, resolve for success and a few snickers.


Doug Cooney

PS. We continue to enjoy visiting the University of Vermont one of the best “Public Ivy’s.”

Deerfield Associates