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Doug Gober Joins The Foresight Companies, LLC as Partner

September 26, 2018

Doug Gober Joins The Foresight Companies, LLC as Partner

Phoenix, September 25, 2018: Today, Daniel M. Isard, president and founder of The Foresight Companies, North America’s premier financial and management consulting firm serving owners of funeral homes and cemeteries, announced that Doug Gober has joined his company as partner.

“Doug Gober is a living icon of credibility within the funeral and cemetery professions. I am very excited about having him join with us as my partner,” Isard said. “Doug will carry on with his personal commitment to develop and provide, financial and management services that enable my company to promote the success of our clients,” Dan Isard stated.

Doug has a Business Degree in Accounting, is a CPA and has over 39 years of experience in the funeral industry. He previously worked for Live Oak Bank as industry liaison and Senior Loan Officer before starting his own firm, Gober Strategic Capital. Prior to that he spent time with Carriage Services, Matthews International and York Group, as well as many years at the highly renowned design company The Doody Group. His first entre into funeral service was as a Batesville Casket Co. salesman. His education and life experiences make him a perfect addition to Foresight’s leadership team.

Doug adds, “For nearly 30 years I have had the privilege of encountering Dan and his team at funeral service functions. We have shared the stage many times where one of us would follow the other. When we finally started to explore the possibility of combining our companies, it became clear that The Foresight Companies and my work are a perfect match in both philosophy and expertise. I approach this new opportunity with a heightened sense of enthusiasm about serving and supporting those who serve. There has never been a better time to be in funeral service than right now.”

Doug’s role will essentially be the same as the role of his partner, Dan Isard. He will provide clients with holistic financial and management consulting while working to lead the Foresight team into the future. No two people have been more accepted at addressing audiences within these professions as Dan and Doug. Foresight’s planning for 2019 will feature Dan, Doug, Director of Marketing, Jeff Harbeson as well as Director of HR, Stephanie Ramsey, in a variety of seminars throughout the US.

“Doug’s experience with small family funeral homes and his high level of energy bring professionalism to the ownership team that Foresight needs to continue growing and meeting our client’s business needs into the next generation.” he said. Last year an independent survey on the most trusted financial people in funeral service concluded that Dan Isard was number 1 and Doug Gober was number 2. This result drove Dan and Doug to find the means to collaborate, which resulted in this partnership.

Since its founding in the mid-1980s, Foresight has marketed itself throughout the death care professions serving more than 3,000 funeral homes and almost 1,000 cemeteries. Foresight provides financial and management consulting services including valuations, accounting, family transition strategies, strategic planning, merger, acquisition, HR services, surveys and helps secure financing. The Foresight team also participates in a mix of national public speaking engagements and seminars, and produces industry published articles, webinars, videos and multimedia blogs.

You can reach Doug to congratulate him by calling The Foresight Companies at 800-426-0165 or emailing For additional information or interview requests please contact Catherine Belliveau at 800-426-0165 or visit our website at: