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.
As Chief Operating Officer / Partner, Chris Cruger provides leadership, management and vision for The Foresight Companies in order to ensure that the proper resources, people and controls are in place to serve our clients. It is Chris’ responsibility to employ the best possible business practices to maximize client satisfaction with a seamless client service profile across the entire Foresight organization.
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 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.
Over ten years ago, Catherine Belliveau, a native Bostonian, left her quaint New England Village home and uprooted her family to the Wild West. She quickly fell in love with the topography of Arizona as well as the desert sunsets. After completing a BS degree in Business with a focus in Finance she worked as a Retirement Asset Analyst at CIGNA.
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.
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.
Russell is a senior staff accountant at Foresight. He is responsible for providing quality accounting services to our clients. Russell is a recent graduate from Grand Canyon University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and in 2018, his Master of Accountancy. He is currently pursuing his CPA designation.
Ashley joined The Foresight Companies in July 2020 as one of our bookkeepers. She works closely with the Accounting team to provide support in new client onboarding and assisting current clients with their daily accounting needs.
Kelly is a staff accountant and the Foresight Company’s bookkeeper. She handles the day-to-day accounting related tasks and reports company financials to the management team. Her career has taken her from soft drinks and software to property management and construction industry supporting roles. Kelly and her husband recently moved to Arizona in early 2019 from her home state of Virginia.
Mike joined The Foresight Companies as Staff Accountant in June 2020. He is responsible for providing quality accounting services to our clients. He holds degrees in both Accounting (Utah Valley University) and Finance (Brigham Young University) and has used this educational base to progress and gain experience across a wide range of industries. Mike began his career with Arthur Andersen and has grown his professional skill set over the past 26 years allowing him to positively contribute to the success of the clients and organizations he has worked with.
Nina is the Executive Assistant at The Foresight Companies. Her responsibilities include planning, prioritizing and organizing administrative, office and marketing activities to support Foresight’s management team. Nina also updates social media marketing campaigns and the editorial submissions.
Rebecca is a senior staff accountant at Foresight. She works with the accounting services group to provide quality financial data to our clients. Rebecca has worked in accounting for over 20 years in a variety of industries including manufacturing and service. She has done accounting for small to mid-sized companies and held every accounting position from AP clerk to controller.
Jared Tanke graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a degree 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.
As Marketing Manager, Nicole is responsible for managing the day-to-day marketing activities of the organization and for developing and implementing our long-term marketing strategy. Born and raised in New York City, Nicole recently relocated to Arizona to be closer to her family. She is a graduate of St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Arts.