DENEHY Club Thinking Partners


DENEHY Club Thinking Partners
501 Kings Highway East, Suite 300
Fairfield, CT  06825
Contact: Barbara McAuliffe, Senior Consultant

DENEHY Club Thinking Partners is a full service executive search and management consulting firm serving the private club and boutique resort industries with professional offices in Fairfield, CT, Los Angeles, CA, and Jackson Hole, WY.  

Whether recruiting senior talent, evaluating an aspect of club operations, advising the board on governance, or strengthening your management team's effectiveness, we are your thinking partner. We offer a complete array of services, including executive search for all “C” level positions including:

  • General Manager/COO
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Director of Golf/Head Golf Professional
  • Chief Financial Officer/Controller
  • Membership Sales & Marketing
  • Executive Chef

For nearly 20 years, we have managed clubs from the inside and provided consulting guidance as a trusted outside advisor. Tools we deploy in our Board and Management Advisory practice include:

  • Governance Reviews and Modeling
  • Strategic Leadership Consulting
  • Operational Reviews
  • Club Experience Surveys
  • Board and Committee Surveys
  • Performance Management/Incentive Compensations
  • Talent Assessment
  • Membership Marketing
  • Board Retreats and Onboarding

The Firm’s results-oriented executive search and management consulting has positively influenced the member/guest experience at more than 350 fine clubs and resorts on nearly 750 projects. Our team of passionate industry professionals with overlapping skills in club management, operations, hospitality, agronomy, finance, marketing and research offers a combined 120 years of professional experience.

For more information or to request a customized proposal please call 203-319-8228 or visit our website at

Dan Denehy, President

Kirk O. Reese, CCM, Executive Vice President

Robert C. James, CCM, CCE, CHE

Alison Savona, Senior Consultant, Hospitality

Barbara McAuliffe, Senior Consultant, Marketing & Communications




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