Focus on your families while we focus on your accounting.


At Directors Business Solutions, our priority is YOU, the funeral home owner.  Our goal is to provide services that help you save time, maximize your efficiency, and enable funeral home employees to spend more time doing what they do best… Serving families.

No matter if you are in need of accounting services, funeral home valuations, or financing for a new location or project, Directors Business Solutions IS the solution!

We Know the Business

Unlike a traditional accounting firm or lending institution, at DBS, we are experts in the funeral home industry. We understand that funeral operations are affected by business cycles, market share, reputation of the firm in the community, and the competitive landscape. Our expertise in the industry makes it easier for us to analyze and understand a funeral home’s financial and market information to see the potential for the growth and success of the business.

Who We Are

DBS is a division of Funeral Directors Life, offering accounting and lending services to funeral homes.  DBS is yet another way we at Funeral Directors Life demonstrate our commitment to being the best, most respected provider of service to the funeral industry.

Meet The Team

Terry Groban

EVP/CFO - Funeral Directors Life

As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Terry oversees all financial and accounting matters as well as human resources for Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company and the other members of its insurance holding company system.  Terry also serves as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for the company.  The committee is responsible for the oversight and execution of the company’s strategic objectives and the underlying imperatives.

Terry holds a BBA in Accounting from Baylor University and is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  She has 20 years of experience in financial roles within the insurance industry.

Jason Gazaille

Vice President of Finance

Jason serves as the manager of Directors Business Solutions and is responsible for the growth of the client base. Additionally, Jason is versed in funeral home analytics and understands how funeral homes should be valued in the current climate.

Jason graduated from McMurry University with a Business Administration degree in 2006. Jason has years of experience in the banking and funeral home industries. Jason is also responsible for Funeral Directors Life’s mortgage loan portfolio as Vice President of Finance.  FDLIC offers mortgage loans to funeral homes, and funeral homes only, and has been proudly doing so for over ten years.

Branddy Hopkins

Staff Accountant

Branddy Hopkins is a Staff Accountant at Directors Business Solutions and is responsible for reconciliations and maintaining accuracy of monthly financials.

Branddy has a BBA in Accounting from Angelo State University and has years of experience in the banking and funeral service industries.  Additionally, Branddy is an integral part of DBS’s mortgage loan portfolio where she is responsible for administration, collections, compliance, and aides in the closing of new loans.

Tyler Ward

Staff Accountant

Tyler Ward serves as Staff Accountant for Directors Business Solutions and is responsible for accounting and bookkeeping services for funeral home clients. Tyler received his BBA in accounting and finance from Hardin-Simmons University and is currently pursuing a master’s in accounting from Texas A&M – Commerce. Tyler is looking forward to helping his funeral home clients save time and energy on daily accounting operations so that they can focus more of their energy on serving families in their time of need.

Connor Dale

Staff Accountant

Connor Dale is a Staff Accountant at Directors Business Solutions and is responsible for reconciliations and maintaining accuracy of monthly financials for his clients.

Connor attended Abilene Christian University where he received his BBA in Financial Management.  Connor comes to DBS from a specialized public accounting firm and looks forward to applying his knowledge and experience in the funeral industry.

Conner Nichols

Finance and Lending Specialist

As a Finance and Lending Specialist, Conner is responsible for maintaining the credit quality of our funeral home loan portfolio. Additionally, he is responsible for establishing relationships with prospective loan clients, analyzing those opportunities, and serving as an integral part in closing new loans.

Conner attended Abilene Christian University where he played baseball and graduated with his BBA in Finance.

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