webCemeteries.com has named Nick Timpe, former director of sales and marketing, to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, the company announced in a prepared release. As president and CEO, Timpe will oversee business growth and development, as well as manage the webCemeteries.com team, the release said.
Timpe, 31, is an 11-year veteran of the cemetery and funeral home industry. During college, he began helping to build webCemeteries.com. After graduation, he joined the company full-time as a junior partner responsible for sales. Under his direction, the company grew from a start-up to a leader in cemetery technology working with nearly 300 cemeteries nationwide. Timpe serves on the ICCFA Sales and Marketing Committee, the Catholic Cemetery Conference Technology Committee, and teaches annually at the CCC School of Leadership and Management at Notre Dame. He is a former co-chair of the ICCFA Wide World of Sales Conference, a frequent speaker at industry conferences and regular contributor to industry publications.
"I am honored to take this role and continue to help cemeteries and funeral homes better serve their families through technology," Timpe said. "At webCemeteries.com, we understand how important it is for families to be able to memorialize their loved ones, and we believe that our highest goal is to be the best we can be in order to help you achieve that. We value your families' experience, and we hope to be continually improving our company and our product toward that goal."
Timpe replaces Eric Robuck as president and CEO. Robuck, a former chief warrant officer with the United States Army, established the technical foundations and direction of webCemeteries.com in 2006, and grew the company to become an industry software leader, the release said.
Concurrent to Timpe's transition, webCemeteries.com hired Jason Cavett as chief technical officer. Cavett graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Software Engineering and Pennsylvania State University with a Master of Science in Software Engineering. He was previously vice president of technology at Jacquette Consulting, a Philadelphia-based software firm. Prior to that, he held the position of senior software engineer at Lockheed Martin. Cavett also worked with webCemeteries.com for the past two years, guiding development for software including Remember My Journey, Map Search, and our Enterprise Sales Application, according to the release.
"Jason's pedigree, experience, and professionalism are just a few of the excellent qualities he brings to webCemeteries.com," Timpe said. "He is passionate about producing tools that cemeteries and funeral homes can use to make their services more relevant through technology, and his familiarity with the industry will enable him to step right into this position. We are thrilled to have him on board."
Cavett will oversee software improvement and maintenance, product development, and the software engineering staff.
webCemeteries.com, a three-time Keeping It Personal award winner (ICCFA), digitizes cemetery records and helps cemeteries and funeral homes leverage technology. Using web-based and mobile technology, webCemeteries.com offers the industry's most cutting edge technology solutions to show the value of cemetery and funeral home property and services. Contact webCemeteries.com at 1-800-653-7049 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.