Wednesday, Concurrent Sessions X-XI D
Robert Seelig leads Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS) as its CEO and Founder. He created the vision for CFCS as “Church helping Church” and as such, he continues to look for ways to leverage its investment in resources by providing services to numerous organizations, rather than each organization building them on their own.
Robert had been serving as the Director of Cemeteries for the Diocese of Oakland for nine years when he founded CFCS, and prior to that he was the Vice President of Smith Industrial Supply Company, which later became US Filter. After renovating Oakland’s cemetery system, he saw the synergies developing in the industry and both developed and acquired funeral homes to provide the community with a complete set of services. Upon completion of this strategic initiative in Oakland, there was a call for providing other dioceses with consulting and management services, which led to the launch of Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services in 2011.