Deerfield Associates

Executive Search, Inc.

It’s our 18th year in business!

October 2018

Dear Clients & Colleagues:

It is time to take a victory lap! DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. is starting year 18!

On a personal level, this is a very special year as our son Chris Cooney is now in his senior year at the University of Vermont!

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 four-hundred (400) 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”?

Attached please find a list of all one-hundred twenty-one (121) clients of the firm. We are pleased at 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 (24), Dartmouth College (11), Bowdoin College (7), The Taft School (7), Milton Academy (6), The Spence School (6), Deerfield Academy (6), Amherst College (5), Bentley University (5), The Fessenden School (5), Hopkins 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), The Gunnery (3), Brewster Academy (3), Millbrook School (3), The Hotchkiss 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 18th year, we intend to proceed enthusiastically, with complete dedication to our clients, resolve for success and a few snickers.


Doug Cooney

Deerfield Associates