Appointments Bolster Executive Team as Company Continues Rapid Growth Cycle
April 8, 2022 – Anthem Partners, a premier operator of funeral homes and cemeteries, is pleased to announce that Chad Jackson and Keith Ungerer have joined Anthem Partners. Jackson will be Senior Vice President – Funeral Operations and have the responsibility of overseeing all funeral home management and personnel at Anthem’s U.S.-based locations. Ungerer has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and has the responsibility to oversee Anthem’s financial activity and optimize its financial performance.
“Both Chad and Keith are seasoned senior executives, with more than 25 years of leadership at leading companies both inside and outside funeral service,” stated Will Andrews, President of Anthem Partner – US. “Their deep, highly-relevant backgrounds will benefit our organization as we advance Anthem’s strategic plan and continue our growth.”
“I am excited to become a part of an organization that has fostered an amazing culture in a very short time,” commented Jackson. “As Anthem increases its rapidly-expanding footprint, I plan to explore synergies, standardized processes, and share best practices to ensure every Anthem location performs at an optimal level.”
Jackson is a former licensed funeral director and embalmer and has been working in funeral service for more than 28 years. He most recently served as Vice President, Independent Account Sales and Business Development at Batesville Casket. Jackson is a graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and has completed several curriculum tracks at the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) University. He lives with his wife and family in Gilbert, AZ.
“I am thrilled to join Anthem and I relish the opportunity to work with a dedicated group of professionals who have a shared vision of success and developing ‘best practices’ for the accounting and finance teams and the family of companies that join Anthem,” said Ungerer. “I am looking forward to learning more about funeral service; there is so much potential as to where this company and the group of employees can go in the future.”
Before joining Anthem, Ungerer was CFO and Controller for a real estate franchiser. He holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification. Ungerer and his wife live in Plano, TX.
About Anthem Partners: Anthem Partners is a privately-owned operator of cemeteries and funeral homes. Founded by a group of industry professionals and backed by long-term, patient investors, Anthem Partners is actively seeking opportunities to grow with like-minded professionals and firms who share their vision. To learn more, call 972.418.2908 or visit www.anthempartners.com.