Mission & History

Mission & History

History
Founded in 1996 as a fee only Investment Boutique, Deerfield Asset Management, Inc. as it was then known gradually expanded into Insurance, Risk Management, & HR amending it’s business name to Deerfield Advisors to more accurately reflect the evolution of it’s practice type. William J. Odom, founder & current president spent almost 25 years helping individuals & institutions in the investment world with firms like Merrill Lynch, Prudential, & Dominick & Dominick before entering the Risk & HR arena.
Mission
Our mission as an “Independent Risk & HR Boutique” is to advise our clients in the treacherous & often confusing world of Risk & HR so that they are protected in the best way possible from fortuitous financial loss, & HR administrative burdens. Our burning desire is your complete satisfaction at all times. Our Independence from a larger controlling authority helps us succeed in this noble endeavor. Independence by the way translates into “freedom of choice” … for you,  one of our goals is to advise on the best course, & if insurance is part of that advice we shop the insurance so that you don’t have too, & with all the carriers we have to choose from, we may very well be able to lower your insurance costs, and improve your coverage or both. We are also a multi lines agency, meaning, we can handle all your insurance needs right here in one place. We like to say “One agent – one phone number – one team, infinite convenience. But that’s not all; You should also know that Deerfield Advisors operates under a code of only the highest ethical standards. We are committed to a set of constant core values that are non-negotiable & decidedly do not change. Values such as Trust, Honesty, Integrity, Credibility, Transparency, & Full Disclosure, & last but not least, The Golden Rule. We strive to always do what is right for our clients, no matter what, & never forget that our clients’ best interest always come first.