Funeral Home and Cemetery
Dan Isard, Founder
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, Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
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, Partner
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.
Stephanie Ramsey, Director of Business Analysis
Director of Business Analysis
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.
Catherine Belliveau, Director of Administration
Director of Administration
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.
Gabriel Ngo, Director of Business Development
Director of Business Development
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.
John T. McQueen, CFSP, Director of Client Experience
John T. McQueen, CFSP
Director of Client Experience
John McQueen joined The Foresight team in September 2020 as Director of Client Experience. He is responsible for maintaining relationships with current clients of The Foresight Companies as well as expanding our client base. His focus will be to drive the customer experience to the next level and achieve innovative results.
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.
Jarod Bernat, Senior M&A Analyst
Senior M&A Analyst
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.
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.
Sierra Heil, M&A Analyst
Sierra Heil joined Foresight in November 2022 as a Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst. A graduate of the ``Global 3`` Master's Program at the University of Virginia, Sierra studied with business graduates from 15 countries across three international business schools. This Global Master's program took place across UVA's McIntire School of Commerce in Charlottesville, VA, Lingnan University in Guangzhou, China, and ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.
Vladimir Kuzmanovic, Senior Financial Analyst
Senior Financial Analyst
Vladimir joined The Foresight Companies in 2022 as Senior Financial Analyst. As a Senior Financial Analyst, Vladimir helps facilitate performs financial analysis to improve the operational and financial strength of our clients.
Jared Tanke, Senior M&A Analyst
Senior M&A Analyst
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.
Nicole Vullo, Marketing Manager
As Marketing Manager, Nicole is responsible for managing the day-to-day marketing activities of the organization as well as developing and implementing long-term marketing strategies.
Taylor Weber, Financial Analyst
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.
Haaris Abbasi, Financial Analysis Associate
Financial Analysis Associate
Haaris recently returned to the Foresight Companies in August 2022 as a Financial Analysis Associate. Haaris’ day-to-day duties consist of assisting with data entry for TPM Reports, and curating client presentations.
Luke Potter, Financial Analysis Associate
Financial Analysis Associate
Luke joined The Foresight Companies in May 2022 as a Financial Analysis Associate. As a Financial Analysis Associate, Luke assists the Foresight team with data entry for TPM and Valuation reports as well as client presentations. Other duties include administrative projects with our databases and creating status reports for our clients.
Michaela Ramsey, Financial Analysis Associate
Financial Analysis Associate
As a Financial Analysis Associate, Michaela is responsible for data entry for Foresight’s TPM and Valuation reports and presentations. Her other duties include administrative projects with our databases and creating status reports for our clients. Michaela is currently attending the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant while pursuing a PhD in Applied Psychology and Prevention Science with an emphasis on Developmental Psychology. She is planning a career in academia with a focus on research pertaining to policies on child abuse and prevention.