A Message From Our Founder

Dear Executor,

Are you overwhelmed with questions like the ones above?

I know how you feel.

Hi, my name is Patrick O’Brien and I was the executor of the estate for my parents when they passed away over 10 years ago. When I was first handed the responsibilities, I was overwhelmed and unsure how to complete them.

The problem is . . . you don’t know what you don’t know. As an executor, every day, I learned about a new task or requirement that I didn’t understand or know how to complete.

I had to plan the funeral, find the bank and investment accounts, and manage the sale of their home. The list of tasks continued to grow and grow. Ultimately, it took hundreds of hours of my time, thousands of dollars in legal and professional help, and over a year to settle their estate -- and it wasn’t even a large estate.

Having lived through the role, and as writer for USA Today, a college business professor, and aformer division president of Monster.com, I felt I was in a unique position to create an online solution help others better manage this role. So, with the help of attorneys, accountants, financial planners, funeral directors, and a psychotherapist, I built Executor.org.

Executor.org helps educate you on your executor duties, and provides tools to help you manage each task along the way. Here are the ways we help:

1. We’ll answer virtually all of your questions with our well-organized comprehensive content.
2. We’ll build you a Custom Plan based on the specifics of your estate.
3. We’ll share detailed instructional videos on the more complex steps of this 100+ step process.
4. We’ll help you track your progress with our proprietary tracking tools.
5. We’ll give you a Data Vault to securely store all your important information in one place.
6. We’ll give you access to relevant state filing documents.

The modest fee we charge for use of our tools throughout your process is reimbursable by the estate. And, if you’re unhappy with the custom plan we create for you or the time and money we save you, we will refund 100% of your fee. We would like you to tell us how we can make the service more helpful, but that’s not required.

We know how difficult this role is, and how challenging a time it is when most people have to take on the role, so we sincerely hope we can help you with your journey. Click here if you’d like our help.

If you have any other feedback for us, feel free to email me personally (LINK) with your thoughts.

Good luck in your journey and thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Patrick O’Brien
CEO and co-founder, Executor.org