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May 10, 2021
The Foresight Companies Blog Press Release

Pandemic Has Changed the Way Americans Mourn

New experiences, technologies, and changing expectations have even the oldest Americans embracing non-traditional ways of mourning Phoenix, Arizona – May 10, 2021 – As a result of the global pandemic, consumers have experienced new ways of mourning the loss of their friends and family, and that has permanently changed the way they mourn, this according to The Foresight Companies 2021 Funeral and Cemetery Consumer Behavior Study. Nearly 1/3 (32%) of survey respondents say their attitudes have changed as a result of new experiences, including using new technologies and adopting non-traditional approaches to celebration. The global pandemic has necessitated adoption of new technologies and behaviors to the highly traditional funeral and cemetery business, and the FCCBS survey, now in its second year, continues to show that consumers are re-examining even the most fundamental ways consumers mourn. This includes even those groups […]
January 5, 2021

The Foresight Companies Announces Chris Cruger as Chief Executive Officer

Long time industry expert to assume responsibility over the day-to-day operations of expanding company Phoenix, AZ— January 5, 2021 — It has been announced today that The Foresight Companies has appointed Chris Cruger as their new Chief Executive Officer which he will hold alongside the role of Managing Partner. His colleague and close friend, Dan Isard, former Managing Partner will continue as the Founder of the company. “We are very honored to announce that we continue to fulfill our long term plan to be able to provide the highest level of service to our clients and for the next generation by having Chris transition to Managing Partner effective January 1, 2021”, Dan Isard recently announced.  “There is no one in this profession with the experience, drive and ethics that Chris has.  Chris continues to successfully improve our operational and transactional […]
November 10, 2020
The Foresight Companies Blog Press Release

The Foresight Companies Announces Mark Kwosek as Director of Accounting

Dan Isard, Doug Gober, and Chris Cruger bring on accomplished Accountant to head up their Accounting Services Division. Phoenix, AZ—November 10, 2020 — “After conducting an extensive nationwide search we are pleased to announce we have hired Mark Kwosek as our Director of Accounting”, said Dan Isard Managing Partner of The Foresight Companies.” Mark brings a solid background and depth of experience, providing top level supervision of accounting services and team leadership.” Isard added. Chris Cruger, Chief Operating Officer and partner stated, “Our goal was to identify someone who has the skills and aligned with our vision to bring institutional excellence to our accounting services. We have faith that Mark can accomplish that.” As Director of Accounting Mark will supervise our rapidly growing business segment that provides accounting for the funeral and cemetery professions.  He will also oversee the internal […]
September 1, 2020

The Foresight Companies Announces John T. McQueen as Director of Client Experience

Dan Isard, Doug Gober, and Chris Cruger bring long time industry leader to join their team Phoenix, AZ—September 1, 2020 — “We are pleased to announce we have brought on an established industry leader, John T. McQueen, to our ever-growing and dynamic team. The addition of John as our Director of Client Experience allows us to deliver the highest level of knowledge and expertise to our clients,” Dan Isard, the founder and managing partner of The Foresight Companies, recently announced.  “John conveys sincerity, confidence and reliability at the highest level. His capabilities and experience in this profession will provide a high level of knowledge to our clients and the entire industry. We couldn’t be more excited to have John on board,” Isard added. “I am excited to be a part of The Foresight Companies and to have the opportunity to […]
May 27, 2020
The Foresight Companies Blog Press Release

Pandemic Has Materially Changed Consumer Attitudes about Technology, Physical Presence, and Price Transparency relating to the Funeral and Cemetery Business

New survey measures transformations to a historically unchanged industry with lasting implications on buying, celebrations, practices, and physical infrastructure The pandemic has significantly altered consumer attitudes and behaviors in three key areas of the funeral and cemetery business – the buying and shopping process, the necessity of physical presence to support loved ones in their time of need, and the influence of technology on both. This according to The Foresight Companies 2020 Funeral and Cemetery Consumer Behavior Study. The pandemic has necessitated consumer use of technology to adapt their behaviors to a business steeped in tradition, and the survey makes clear that these behavior changes are here to stay.  For example, 75% of consumers now want pricing online – a practice virtually unheard of today, and many consumers will not do business with providers who do not deliver transparency. In […]
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