Chris Cruger COO/Partner
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.
Chris began his career in funeral service twenty-three years ago as a financial analyst in corporate development for SCI, where he ultimately spent 13 years. Chris quickly rose through the ranks at SCI where he was Vice President of Business Development, responsible for Corporate Development, Real Estate, Construction and Affiliate Relationships.
Chris’ experience in the funeral industry spans throughout North America, across five continents and 25 countries. Over the past twenty years, Chris has analyzed several thousand funeral homes and cemeteries and has a unique depth of perspective in this industry. Chris has a demonstrated cross-dimensional experience in finance, sales, transactions and operational management with both public and private companies and their Board of Directors.
Chris has led multiple engagements on Corporate Strategy to create the long-term corporate strategy for SCI, multiple regional consolidators and independent operators in the funeral Industry. He has an extensive knowledge of business plan development, implantation and turnaround management.
Chris regularly consults with members of the financial community on matters related to the funeral industry and has strong relationships in capital markets.
Chris is a native New Englander who attended Lehigh University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a focus on finance and accounting.
Chris is married to Lyndsay Anne and the father of two boys. His passions include golf, fitness, hunting, fishing, travel and being outdoors.