by Steph Byce

About Us is the place where the world pauses to embrace the power of a life well-lived. We believe that a single life story can provide extraordinary inspiration, even after that person has died. So we champion every life, knowing it can connect us in unexpected, powerful ways.

Today, is the global leader in online obituaries, a top-50 website in the United States, and a destination for over 40 million unique visitors each month around the world. Founded in 1998, is honored to serve users by partnering with more than 1,500 newspapers and 3,500 funeral homes across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Europe. These partnerships provide easy ways for consumers to express condolences, share direct support for families, and celebrate the people who have touched their lives.’s partners benefit from our unparalleled scale, which enables continuous innovation of our industry-leading obituary products and accompanying cross-platform e-commerce engine. is a privately held company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with additional offices in Burbank, California and London, England.

Our Leadership

Stopher Bartol

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Alan Press

President & Chief Operating Officer

Mike Medema

Chief Financial Officer

Ernie Roth

General Manager, Channel Partnerships

Paul Roche

General Manager, International

Rae Ali

Chief People Officer

Dan Bodde

Chief Revenue Officer

John Heald

General Manager, Funeral Home Channel

Lamaretta Kelderman

Vice President of CX & Operations

Pete Matarangas

Vice President, Advertising & Commerce

Ron Speechley

Vice President, Sales

Kim Vander Velde

Senior Vice President, Newspaper Affiliate Partnerships

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