About

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.

Connor Dale

Accounting Supervisor

Connor Dale is an Accounting Supervisor 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.

Branddy Hopkins

Senior Accountant

Branddy Hopkins is a Senior 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.

Ian Seekins

Director of Funeral Home Lending

Ian serves as the Director of Funeral Home Lending and is responsible for assisting those in the industry with their lending needs. Additionally, Ian oversees the lending team to ensure seamless processes, from application to loan funding.

Ian has over 10 years of bank operations experience and understands what it takes to get a loan across the finish line. Whether it is an acquisition, refinance, partner buyout, or virtually any other need, Ian is able to provide a solution that helps his clients achieve their goals.

Graciela Villarreal

Staff Accountant

Graciela Villarreal is a Staff Accountant who has the responsibility of reconciling and maintaining accuracy of monthly financials.

Graciela attended Abilene Christian University where she received her BBA in Accounting and Financial Management. She is prepared to apply her knowledge in the funeral industry and provide high quality service.

McCade Pattillo

Staff Accountant

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

McCade attended Hardin-Simmons University where he double majored in Finance and Non-Profit Business Management. McCade comes to DBS from Hendrick Health’s accounting department and is looking forward to applying his knowledge and experience to the funeral profession.

Alfonso Siller

Loan Operations Specialist

Alfonso Siller is a Loan Operations Specialist at Directors Business Solutions and is responsible for assisting the Vice President of Finance and Director of Funeral Home Lending in closing new loans and maintaining the health of the existing portfolio.

Alfonso attended Hardin-Simmons University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and his MBA. Working alongside the loan team, he is prepared to do his part in growing and sustaining the portfolio, while also ensuring that clients are taken care of.

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