Tributes Executive Team


John M. Heald

Vice President, Funeral Home Business Development

John M. Heald is a fourth generation Funeral Director and has been licensed in the State of Massachusetts for ten years. Mr. Heald started his career as an Apprentice before becoming a Registered and Certified Funeral Director at the Eaton Funeral Home, one of the oldest independent funeral homes in the country. From there, he went on to work as a Sales Consultant for Batesville Casket for four years before venturing out to start his own third party pre-need Insurance Agency. Heald owned and operated this agency for the past four years and during that time was recognized multiple times as a top producer nationwide for the largest pre-need insurance company in the industry.

In his current position, Mr. Heald is the head of Sales and Business Development for Tributes.

Heald earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant University and an Associates Degree in Funeral Service from Mount Ida College.

Mike Medema

Chief Financial Officer, Legacy.com
Mike Medema leads the accounting and finance teams responsible for delivering timely and accurate financial reporting, forecasting, and performance measurements.

Mike brings more than 18 years of senior financial leadership at rapidly growing direct-to-consumer e-commerce and technology companies, including positions at Hostway.com, TicketsNow.com, and Analyte Health.

Previously, Mike served for over ten years in the U.S. Air Force as an officer and navigator flying C-130s. He is also a CPA with over seven years in public accounting. A native of Chicago, he earned a bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University.