CFO Search

DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. has been retained by Millbrook School, located in Millbrook, New York, to conduct a national search for a new Chief Financial Officer.

Founded in 1931 by Edward Pulling and located in scenic Dutchess County, Millbrook School is an independent, coeducational high school which offers a rigorous college preparatory education to its 315 students, of whom 270 are boarders and 45 are day students. In addition, there are approximately 3,100 living alumni.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Millbrook School is a senior member of the faculty and administration who reports to the Headmaster, Mr. Drew Casertano.  A graduate of both the Choate School and Amherst College, Mr. Casertano holds a master’s degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In 1990, he became Millbrook’s sixth Headmaster. After twenty-seven years at Millbrook, Mr. Casertano is proud to say that he has been the School’s Headmaster for more than half of his professional life.

The CFO works closely with the Board of Trustees, especially the following committees and their chairpersons: Audit, Finance, Investment, and Physical Resources. Further, the CFO supervises the Director of Physical Plant, School Store, Security, IT and the Business Office staff, which consists of five people and is the equivalent of 4.25 FTE’s. The CFO also serves as the liaison to the food service, through the service’s manager. Through his/her oversight of Millbrook School’s finances, beginning with its annual budget and physical plant, the CFO plays a central role in shaping the school’s ability to fulfill its mission and its strategic plan.

Of particular importance is the CFO’s help with the School’s commitment to community service and environmental stewardship. The annual operating budget for 2017 – 2018 for Millbrook School is $20,000,000. The School’s current endowment is approximately $37 million dollars and Millbrook recently completed a $65,000,000 capital campaign, known simply as Vision 2017, which contributed to substantial new construction and renovations on campus. Following the success of the Vision 2017 campaign, the school is currently in a one year challenge to grow the endowment by $20,000,000.  

The Millbrook School CFO search is currently underway. It is our intention to select the candidate of choice by early 2018, with a start date of July 2018. For a full search description of the duties, responsibilities, qualifications, work experience and academic credentials required for this search please see:

Millbrook School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including a retirement plan, paid vacations, campus housing and medical insurance. Millbrook School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis please send your resume and letter of interest (both as Word documents) to:

Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc.
572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA  02482
Telephone: 781-237-2800