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Team

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Families

Connect and communicate with families in real time

Locations

Manage your business with real-time reports and insights

Partners

Connect with partners to enhance your efficiency

Support

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About Us

Passare is helping funeral professionals reimagine the funeral experience.

Company History

2011

18 of the largest independent funeral home owners in the nation commissioned a landmark funeral service study conducted by McKee, Wallwork & Co.

2012

Passare was established as a result of the study’s findings in order to meet the changing needs and preferences of today’s funeral consumers.

2013

As a tech start-up, Passare developed a robust educational consumer website along with a unique cloud-based platform for funeral professionals and families alike.

2014

Passare launched the funeral industry’s only collaboration platform to help simplify the funeral planning process.

2015

Passare was acquired by Directors Investment Group, and under new management, the company grew its customer base by over 300% in 9 months.

2016

The focus of Passare became “continuous improvement.” Based on customer feedback, Passare produced regular updates to the system approximately every 3 weeks.

2017

Passare integrates with top funeral industry vendors and joins Selected Independent Funeral Homes' Preferred Partner program!

2018

Passare releases the next generation of the Family Collaboration Center along with several new features to help funeral directors save time and enhance efficiency.

Meet the Team!

Board Members

Passare

Andrew Kothmann

Software Engineer

Bevin Benny

Strategic Development Representative

Chris Baber

VP/CPO

Daniell Jara

Product Analyst

Erin Merriott

Erin Merriott

Account Success Manager

Jay Thomas

EVP/CEO

Jessie Goggans

Operations Support

Josh McQueen

Director of Sales

Julie Hofmann

Julie Hofmann

Account Success Manager

Kaley Turner

Sales Coordinator

Kaylan Johnson

Operations Support Specialist

Kayli Denson

Sales Coordinator

Kelly Gilgenbach

Director of Sales

Kelsey Swearingen

Director, Operations & Support

Larinda Smith

Larinda Smith

Account Success Manager

Leslie Oglesby

Sales Coordinator

Miranda Hill

Strategic Development Representative

Neely Lott

Neely Lott

Account Success Manager

Nick Tunheim

Product Manager

Shane Jewell

Shane Jewell

Sales Coordinator

Sharaie Heizelman

Sales Coordinator

Sylvie Cottrell

Software Engineer

Tarrence Price

Operations Support

Vanessa Cowpersmith

Strategic Development Representative

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Duffy Swan

Chairman

Gary Freytag

President and CEO

John Horan

President/CEO

Kris Seale

President/CEO

Mark Krause

President

Steve McKee

President/Partner

Todd Carlson

EVP and CSO

Company Benefits

Passare offers a generous compensation and benefits package to team members.

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Competitive Compensation
Dental/Vision Insurance
Health Insurance
Charity Giving Match
Life Insurance
Health and Wellness Center
401(k) Contribution Match
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