Deerfield Associates

Executive Search, Inc.

It’s our 19th year in business!

October 2019

Dear Clients & Colleagues:

It is time to take a victory lap! DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. is starting year 19!

On a personal level, this is a very special year as our son Chris Cooney graduated this past May from the University of Vermont! Go Catamounts!

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 and twenty-seven (427) searches for our clients in the education sector. Four of the more often asked questions about our firm are, “What are your current searches?”, “Who are your clients?”, “Who are your new clients?” and “Why did you select the name DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES”?

First, here is a list of our eight (8) current searches:

Second, attached please find a list of all one-hundred thirty-two (132) 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 88% 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.

Third, we are equally pleased to welcome eleven (11) new clients this past year: Convent of the Sacred Heart (New York), The Elisabeth Morrow School, Gill St. Bernard’s School, Greens Farms Academy, The Lovett School, New Canaan Country School, Phillips Exeter Academy, Rumsey Hall School, The Wheeler School, Wooster School, and Vassar College.

Fourth, 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 19th year, we intend to proceed enthusiastically, with complete dedication to our clients, resolve for success and a few snickers.


Doug Cooney

Deerfield Associates