Deerfield Associates Celebrates Starting Year 23

This fall DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES is starting year 23!  We’re taking this opportunity to say “thank you” for all of your support and encouragement.

At DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES, we are known for our strategic, proactive, and disciplined approach to solve complex hiring needs. Since starting the firm in 2001, we have successfully conducted and completed 600+ searches. We’ve become a true national search firm working with 158 highly satisfied clients, recruiting and placing top tier professionals at the nation’s best colleges, universities, and independent schools, both boarding and day.

We take great pride that 92% of our clients in education have returned to us for additional search work. In some cases, repeat business from hiring clients has been significant: Yale University (27), Dartmouth College (14), The Taft School (9), Bowdoin College (8), The Spence School (7), Deerfield Academy (7), The Nightingale-Bamford School (6), Milton Academy (6), The Elisabeth Morrow School (6), Mount Holyoke College (6), and Ethical Culture Fieldston School (6). Repeat business from hiring clients is the best measure of high-quality search work. Here is what our hiring clients and placed candidates say about us: Deerfield Associates Testimonials 2023

DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES welcomed eight (8) new clients this past year including Brooks School (North Andover, MA), Episcopal High School (Alexandria, Virginia), Grace Church School (New York City), Lincoln School (Providence, Rhode Island), Marist College (Poughkeepsie, NY), Princeton Day School (Princeton, NJ), St. Bernard’s School (New York City), and Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut).

Current Searches
Position University/School Location
Director of Advancement Berkeley Carroll School Brooklyn, New York
Chief Financial Officer Episcopal High School Alexandria, Virginia
Director of Communications & Marketing Greens Farms Academy Westport, Connecticut
Chief Financial Officer St. Andrew’s School Middletown, Delaware
Director of Leadership Giving Trinity College Hartford, Connecticut

Link to roster of 58 searches completed 2021 – present

We continue to focus on long-term relationships with established hiring clients and talented candidates. Our search firm enjoys relationships collectively built over the years with heads of schools, college presidents and trustees. At the same time, we continue to adapt to a new, very complex business climate to hire the right talent for key leadership positions. Our ability to adapt to such changing needs in the marketplace, for both hiring clients and candidates, is essential to our core values.

Over the past five years, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES has teamed up with 44 new clients, along with institutions from our long-term client base. We continue to change and offer strategic hiring value and knowledge to our clients during these times of rapid social change.

In closing, I want to congratulate all of my professional colleagues at DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES for their perseverance, grit, and loyalty to our hiring client institutions and successful placements.

With admiration and gratitude,

Doug Cooney
Executive Search Consultant