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February 2, 2023

The ICCFA Educational Foundation Announces Doug Gober as The 2023 Lasting Impact Awardee

DOUG GOBER TO BE HONORED WITH THE ICCFA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION’S LASTING IMPACT AWARD STERLING, VA—January 31, 2023 – The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s (ICCFA) Educational Foundation will present its Lasting Impact Award to Doug Gober during the 2023 ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri. Doug has logged hundreds of hours as a speaker and educator at deathcare events across the globe and has presented at many ICCFA events including the ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition, the DEAD Talks Sales Conference, and the ICCFA University. He has earned numerous national awards within the deathcare profession and has served as a consultant for marketing and merchandising projects on an international scale. Doug currently serves on the ICCFA Sales & Marketing Committee. Doug began his career in deathcare 44 years ago as a sales representative for Batesville Casket […]
November 9, 2021

The Foresight Companies Welcomes Nick Padlo

Chris Cruger and Doug Gober bring on industry professional to join their team. Phoenix, AZ—November 9, 2021 — “We are excited to announce that Nick Padlo has joined the Foresight Team. Nick is one of the best financial minds in the profession, as well as one of the finest people I have had the opportunity to know. The addition of Nick to our Business Analysis Team allows us to continue to deliver the highest level of quality service to our clients,” Chris Cruger, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of The Foresight Companies, recently said.  “Our goal was to find the very best person who embodied our passion for the profession and our clients. Nick’s experience in the funeral profession over the past seven years will prove incredibly valuable in providing solutions for our clients. We couldn’t be more excited […]
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 […]
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