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.
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.
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.
Haaris joined The Foresight Companies in 2021 as Business Analyst Intern. As a Business Analyst Intern, Haaris aids with data entry for Foresight’s TPM and Valuation reports and presentations. Other duties include administrative projects with our databases and creating status reports for our clients.
Haley joined The Foresight Companies in 2020 as Business Analyst Intern. In 2021 she transitioned to a full-time analyst upon graduating. As Business Analyst, Haley helps facilitate business transactions and performs financial valuations and analysis to improve the operational and financial strength of her clients.
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.
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.
Julie joined The Foresight Companies in September 2020 as our Executive Assistant. She provides administrative and general office support for our Partners, Directors, and various Teams. She has been in an executive administrative assistant role for the past 15 years.
Nick Padlo joined The Foresight Companies in November of 2021. As Senior Business Analyst, Nick interprets the needs of Funeral Home & Cemetery clients by studying and evaluating the financial and operating data of their company, as well as navigating transactions and providing strategic direction through major life events.
As Business Analyst Intern, 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.
Rebecca joined Foresight as senior staff accountant in 2017 and transitioned to the role of Accounting Project Manager in 2021. In addition to onboarding all of our accounting clients, she works with the accounting services group to provide quality financial data and analysis.
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.
As Marketing Manager, Nicole is responsible for managing the day-to-day marketing activities of the organization and for developing and implementing Foresight’s long-term marketing strategy. Her passion for marketing centers around brand building and awareness as well as demand generation.
Taylor joined The Foresight Companies in 2021 as Business Analyst Intern. She assists with 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.