The Foresight Companies, LLC provide the most comprehensive services to funeral service professionals nationwide. As a result, Dan Isard is nationally recognized as an authority in valuation, succession planning, business management, mergers and acquisitions, and preneed. He is frequently called upon as an expert witness in disputes arising within the funeral service industry.
Chris Cruger is seen as an innovator and thought leader in the funeral and cemetery industry. His great success is based on his exceptional ability to provide comprehensive solutions to intricate business challenges that leaders in our industry are faced with. Chris continues to successfully improve Foresight’s operational and transactional services. Since joining Foresight, he has demonstrated his passion and ability to help our clients and implemented some key initiatives to further expand the company.
Doug Gober began his funeral service career thirty-nine years ago as a sales representative in the casket industry. He has earned numerous national awards from various organizations within the death care industry. Doug also served as a consultant on various marketing and merchandising projects conducted on an international scale. In 1995, Doug joined The Doody Group as Executive Vice President.
Chad became a member of the Foresight team in early 2023, assuming the role of Chief of Staff. In this capacity, he oversees various aspects of daily business operations and maintains close interaction with all departments. His responsibilities include ensuring the achievement of company goals and initiatives, defining key performance indicators, and establishing methods for measuring team performance.
Catherine Belliveau is responsible for managing the Foresight office and ensuring that the team has the tools they need to provide our clients with customized financial and operational solutions. As Director of Administration, she engages in all aspects of the business, overseeing the daily operations, finances, technology, HR processes and workflow interactions between teams.
Prior to joining The Foresight Companies in April 2020, Gabriel (“Gabe”) spent over thirteen years with Carriage Services, Inc. leading various functions at an executive level including—Internal Audit, Operational Support & Administration, Human Resources, Payroll, Risk Management, IT, Operations, and Corporate Development—Mergers & Acquisitions.
Stephanie Ramsey decided to brave tornadoes when she graduated from a high school in Nevada to attend Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. After completing a BS degree in Business with a specialty in International Management and a minor in economics, Stephanie was drawn to Arizona to attend The American Graduate School of International Business.
Curtis Rostad, Director of Regulatory Compliance and Association Relations
Director of Regulatory Compliance and Association Relations
2019 marks Curtis Rostad’s 50th year in funeral service. He has been fortunate to see funeral service from many vantage points- employee, owner, corporate employee, trainer, consultant, and association executive. His first funeral home job and internship was in Rapid City, SD and began immediately after graduating from high school.
Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 2018, Jarod received his B.S. degrees in both Finance and Economics while minoring in Mathematics. Upon graduating, Jarod came to work at Foresight as a Business Analyst for over a year. After a brief stint of exploring the world of Venture Capital, Jarod rejoined the Foresight team in April 2020.
Teresa joined The Foresight Companies in April 2023 as our Executive Assistant. She provides administrative support to our CEO, Partners, Directors, and various teams. Teresa has 15 years of C-suite experience ranging from infrastructure and engineering to pool supplies and water resources.
Kelly Hayden, Bookkeeper and Contract Administrator
Bookkeeper and Contract Administrator
Kelly is the bookkeeper and contract administrator for The Foresight Companies. She handles the day-to-day accounting related tasks and reports company financials to the leadership team. As contract administrator, Kelly is the first point of contact for clients as they engage The Foresight Companies for various services.
Jared Tanke graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Finance. He joined Foresight as a Business Analyst in September 2019 after working for Hillandale Capital, a small investment firm in Scottsdale where he was involved in deal sourcing, due diligence and market research.
Taylor joined The Foresight Companies in 2021 as a Financial Analysis Intern. In 2022 she transitioned to a full-time analyst upon graduating. As a Financial Analyst, she facilitates data entry for Foresight’s TPM and Valuation reports and presentations. Her other duties include database work and creating status reports for our clients to show their operational strength and financial growth.