Our People

Matthew Derba

Managing Director

Robert Cumings


Louis Crump CCM


Peter Derba

Senior Vice President

Robert Derba





About Us

Derba & Derba is a boutique executive search and personnel consulting firm specializing in private clubs and resorts. We are retained for executive level searches to satisfy specific needs within an organization, as well as to:

  • Help clients achieve their next level of growth
  • Enhance an organization's senior management team
  • Manage transition effectively

the Derba & Derba advantage

  • Consultant Staff of Hospitality/Club Professionals
  • Specialization in Private Clubs/Resorts
  • Board Room Expertise
  • Former Club President
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Governors
  • Former House Chairman
  • Former By-Laws Chairman
  • Former Search Committee Chairman
  • Former Restaurant Owner
  • Former General Manager
  • Ex Director of Tourism/Convention Bureau
  • Extensive National Network
  • Exclusive Client Relationships
  • Personalized Approach
  • Professional Ethics and Integrity
  • Commitment to Excellence

Robert M. Derba

Robert Derba, President and founder of Derba & Derba Personnel Consultants, has been in the field of Personnel since his career as a Lieutenant, US Army, where he served as a Personnel Officer and member of the faculty at the Quartermaster Corps College, Fort Lee, Virginia. His corporate career with Raytheon Co. and the A.W. Chesterton Co. was involved in the areas of College Relations, College Recruiting, Market Planning, Sales Management, and Professional and Technical Recruiting, based in Chicago and Boston . He was one of the original franchisees of Roth Young Personnel Inc. New York, executive recruiting, search, and professional / personnel consultants to the consumer related industries, owning and operating offices in Boston, Philadelphia and Miami in association with 26 Roth Young offices located in major cities within the United States . Prior to starting this firm, he also served as President and Partner in the landmark restaurant and function facility, The Towne Lyne House, Lynnfield , MA , nationally ranked in the top 125.


He has directed and managed over 1000 placements and searches in all functional areas within the consumer related industries, and in recent years primarily involved in the Hospitality Industry specializing in Private Clubs and resorts. He has been personally active in private clubs, belonging to the Salem Country Club, Peabody, MA, Quail Ridge Country Club, Boynton Beach, FL and the University Club, Boston MA, where he served as President, and is a member of the National Club Association. Robert is a graduate of Boston College, BSBA, where he also completed the MBA program; formerly an adjunct professor at Merrimack College and member of the Advisory Board of Trustees, Boston University, School of Hospitality Administration.


Confidential Executive Search ™ is the very foundation of our business.