Duke Radovich

President and CEO

Australian born and bred, Duke Radovich began his career in the death care industry in 1977 as Director and later Vice President of Training and Development for Funeral Security Plans, Inc., a pre-need sales company of D.W. Newcomers' Sons Funeral Homes and Cemeteries of Kansas City, Missouri. However, the entrepreneurial spirit called. In 1986, along with partners Paul Ferrell and Dennis Cunningham, Financial Capital of America, Inc. (FCA), was formed. FCA successfully operated multiple funeral home and cemetery operations in California and Missouri. In addition, they founded and operated Spectrum Family Services, Inc., a pre-need sales company, and Spectar Solutions, a software development company for the death care industry.

In 1993, Service Corporation International acquired FCA's funeral home and cemetery operations. Returning to the Midwest, Duke discovered that although operating costs were lower, Midwestern funeral prices were actually higher. In addition, there were limited options available to families looking for alternatives to high funeral costs. And so, in 1995, Charter Funerals began with two locations in the Kansas City area to offer distinctive services at exceptional savings.

Charter Funerals added two new chapels in 1996 and in 2001 added four cemeteries and six funeral homes to become a regional death care provider throughout Kansas and Missouri.

As president and CEO of Charter Funerals, Duke is able to blend a hands-on management style with unique experience in all aspects of funeral home and cemetery sales and management. He holds a BSBA in Marketing and Management from Rockhurst University of Kansas City, Missouri.

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