Bob Bukala to Retire as CEO of Foundation Partners Group

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Bob Bukala to Retire as CEO of Foundation Partners Group

ORLANDO, Fla.Foundation Partners Group, a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and products, today announced that Bob Bukala, chief executive officer, will retire effective December 31, 2020. Bukala will remain vice chairman of the company’s board of directors, while Kent Robertson, named president of Foundation Partners Group in September, will continue to lead the company.

Bukala joined Foundation Partners in 2012 and was named CEO in 2016. Under his leadership the company has grown from 250 team members serving 5,000 families in 38 locations to 1,200 team members serving nearly 65,000 families in 150 funeral homes and cemeteries in 20 states.

“I am proud of what we have achieved,” Bukala said. “Most importantly, I cherish the opportunity I’ve had to work alongside a caring group of funeral service professionals who are so dedicated to delivering the highest quality care to families around the country. Given the depth and breadth of the leadership team we now have in place, I feel confident that the company is well-positioned for the next stage of strategic growth and innovation.”

Commenting on Bukala’s retirement, Robertson said, “We are thankful for Bob’s vision and commitment to building Foundation Partners Group over the last eight years. We are indebted to him for his years of leadership and look forward to his continued contributions as a member of our board.”

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About Foundation Partners Group:

Orlando, Florida-based Foundation Partners Group is one of the industry’s most innovative providers of funeral services. The company owns and operates a network of more than 150 funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries across 20 states.Our organizational structure allows us to embrace and grow the legacies of the local funeral homes we acquire while leveraging economies of scale, a deep understanding of technology, and our ShareLife® customer experience-centered approach to deliver truly innovative and compassionate care to the families we serve. Visit to learn more.