Speaking Events


Golf Inc. – Strategies Summit: The Great Rebound 

September 14-16, 2020

A virtual event focused on golf course and private club strategies. Kirk O. Reese, CCM – Executive Vice President, DENEHY Club Thinking Partners will present “Emerging Trends in Private Clubs.”


CTP/MGA Webinar: The Strategic Role of Your Board During the COVID-19 Crisis

Aired: June 4, 2020

As clubs slowly re-open in a fluid environment, the roles and responsibilities of the Board, committees and management are blurred. To successfully navigate through the pandemic, clubs must manage change and be nimble enough to respond quickly. Dan Denehy and Bob James of DENEHY Club Thinking Partners, the leading executive search and consulting firm serving the private club industry will present strategies and tools to help boards successfully evaluate their current status, assign responsibilities, communicate, and make important decisions to lead the Club through and beyond COVID-19.

To view slides from this presentation, please click here.

CTP/NCA Webinar: Getting Members on Board with the New Rules

Aired: June 5, 2020

The rules have changed as clubs are slowly getting to the new normal. The team from Club Thinking Partners, a leading executive search and consulting firm serving the private club industry, will discuss how clubs are adapting and communicating these changes to get buy in from their members.

Experts: Matthew Allnatt, General Manager, Chief Operations Officer, Jonathan Club
Daniel M. Denehy, CCM CHA – President, Club Thinking Partners
Bob James, CCM, CCE, CHE – Executive Vice President, Club Thinking Partners
Nick Sidorakis, General Manager, Chief Operations Officer, Southern Hills Country Club

View presentation here.


CTP/CMAA Webinar

Aired: May 29, 2020

Join Kirk Reese, CCM from DENEHY Club Thinking Partners and other industry professionals for an informative webinar. They will share their advice on what actions a mid-management club professionals should be taking now to help them secure an executive position in the future. Ample opportunity to ask the panel questions will be provided. Listen here.


CTP/NCAA Webinar: Coronavirus Response: Staffing Until Labor Day

Aired: March 27, 2020

The velocity at which the Coronavirus pandemic is changing daily makes it increasingly more difficult for club leaders to manage the business and their people. The Team from Club Thinking Partners,  a leading executive search and consulting firm for the private club industry, will discuss what we know now and what we need to know to make staffing decisions for the next six months.



February 8-12 2020

The industry’s largest gathering of club management professionals immerses attendees in five days of educational programming specifically engineered for their challenges. Register here.

Please email erin@denehyctp.com to request a meeting with a DENEHY Club Thinking Partner Associate at the show. 

Visit us at booth #1104. 

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Grapevine, TX



Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Orlando, FL

2:15-3:15 (EST)
Kirk Reese will present “How to Ask for a Raise” at the annual retail conference. Click here for more information.

Media Coverage


Spring 2020
Can you still afford to be all things to all members?

Fall 2019
Point/Counterpoint: Overtime — Should it be vilified any longer? 

Winter 2019
What are some ways clubs can compete for entry-level employees in today’s job market?

Summer 2019
Risk Management: What is the fourth step in a risk management program?

Spring 2019
Risk Management: What are the fiduciary responsibilities of boards to protect the club financially from natural disasters?

Fall 2018
Executive Contracts: How can employment agreements be a win-win for both the club and manager?

Summer 2018
Wage & Benefits: What’s your compensation philosophy?

Winter 2017
Where has all the talent gone, or, where is it going?

Fall 2017
How is governance different with a management company?

Spring 2016
Why is it so hard for my club to find a membership director?

Winter 2015
What are some of the fundamentals of high functioning service cultures?

Fall 2015
What is the difference between an employment contract and offer letter?

Spring 2015
How do you find the right interim GM and ensure his or her success?

Winter 2014
What are the most critical components of an effective management team?

Summer 2014
How do you hold consultants accountable?

Spring 2014
How do you say “no” in the boardroom?

Winter 2013
How do you measure success in the GM review?

Summer 2013
Has the recent recession brought about changes in the role GMs play at private clubs?

Spring 2013
What are the non-monetary top trends in GM compensation packages?

Summer 2012
The General Manager Review

Summer 2011
Defining The Gold Standard 


June 2020
Craig Martin Joins DENEHY Club Thinking Partners

December 2019
Detroit Athletic Club Announces New Leadership

September 2019
DENEHY Club Thinking Partners Expands Team

November 19, 2018
DENEHY Club Thinking Partners Renews Commitment to NCA as Strategic Alliance Partner