David Deighton Partner
[email protected]David has over 29 years’ experience as a licensed funeral director and embalmer with a B.S. Degree in Mortuary Science from Wayne State University, along with a degree from Central Michigan University in Communication and Business Administration. He is a first-generation funeral director, starting at the bottom and working his way up. In addition to his initial fulltime staff position, he did trade embalming at night to save extra money and was able to buy his first funeral home in 1994 while still in this 20’s. He successfully turned around this closed location, and after 9 years sold this firm to spend time with his young family. Over the past 30 years he has also helped several others buy, sell or finance funeral homes and worked with other owners and industry lenders to help turn around under-performing locations, even stepping in as the onsite manager when required. In 2009, along with a business partner, he helped create a company that acquired several funeral homes, a crematory, a cremation society, and a cemetery in multiple states on the east coast. He exited this company by selling his shares to his business partner. He is now 100% focused in making Clearstone a leader in the industry.
Bill Jaehnig Partner
[email protected]Bill has over 25 years’ experience as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. During this time, he has worked in businesses that ranged from a small privately owned funeral home, to working as a Regional Manager overseeing multiple locations in multiple states for one of the public companies. He is living in Oregon and will provide day to day on-site support.
Zach Edwards Partner
[email protected]Zach has a background in finance and technology. Before co-founding Clearstone Memorial Partners Zach spent all day reaching out to and learning about software and technology business around the world and is excited to bring his findings to the industry. Zach is also supporting the teams efforts in sourcing and performing due diligence for future acquisitions.
JC Aubry Regional Vice President
[email protected]JC has nearly 20 years’ experience in the funeral industry and a background in Operations Management. JC has managed over 50 funeral home and cemetery sites in his career including the largest funeral home and cemetery combination in Oregon. He is a licensed funeral director and previously taught funeral service education at Mt Hood Community College. JC is excited to be part of Clearstone and lead the Oregon team to success.