Express Leadership

  • Building a Culture of Caring

    In 1983 Bob Funk and Bill Stoller founded Express Employment Professionals with a determination to do business differently. Profits aren't the only measure of success. When good people find good jobs, individuals, businesses and communities succeed together. This culture of caring is at the heart of every leadership decision at Express, from our international headquarters to your local office.

  • Robert A. Funk
    Founder, CEO and Chairman

    Funk, Bob_2014_webRobert A. Funk is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Prior to founding Express, Funk gained extensive experience with Acme Personnel Services, beginning as a personnel consultant and then rising to first vice president.

    Funk graduated from Seattle Pacific University (SPU) with a bachelor's degree in business administration and theology. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and received his master's degree in business administration and theology from SPU. He holds three honorary degrees: an honorary doctorate of public service from SPU, awarded in 1995; an honorary doctorate of law presented by Oklahoma Baptist University in 2000; and an honorary doctorate of law presented by Southern Nazarene University in 2001.

    Professional Memberships and Honors

    • Impact OKC: Man of the Year, 2015
    • The Staffing 100 List of Influential People, Staffing Industry Review
    • International Franchise Association Hall of Fame, 2010
    • Oklahoma Affiliated Director of Blue Cross Blue Shield, 2009
    • Chairman of the Conference of Chairmen, Federal Reserve Bank System, 2007
    • Chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, serving the 10th district, 2006-2007
    • International Franchising Association (IFA), board member
    • IFA's Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2000
    • IFA's Educational Foundation, board of trustees
    • Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI), board of trustees and charter honoree
    • SMEI Hall of Fame, inductee
    • National Association of Personnel Services Hall of Fame, inductee
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield, board member

    Community Involvement

    • National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, chairman of the board of directors
    • Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, member and former chairman
    • Oklahoma Youth Expo, former chairman of the board of directors
    • Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) board of trustees, member and former chairman
    • Business Affairs Committee at OBU, chairman
    • President’s Council at OBU, lifetime member
    • Business Advisory Council for Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts, member
    • Oklahoma Independent College Foundation, board member
    • Allied Arts Circle Club, member and former co-chairman
    • Prix de West Society, member and former chairman of the awards committee
    • The University of Edinburgh’s James Clerk Maxwell Patron’s Club, member 
  • William H. Stoller
    Founder, President and Vice Chairman

    Stoller Bill_2015_webWilliam H. Stoller is co-founder, president and vice chairman of Express Employment Professionals. In 2014, Express helped more than 456,000 people find jobs through our 725 franchises located in three countries. Sales for the Oklahoma City-based company totaled $2.85 billion in that same timeframe.

    Stoller is president of The Stoller Group, owning 23 Express offices in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and California. He also owns Xenium, a professional employer organization and the Stoller Family Estate, a vineyard and winery located on nearly 400 acres in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Prior to co-founding Express, Stoller began his career with Acme Personnel Services in 1973 as a consultant trainee and subsequently held positions as branch manager, group manager, district manager and regional manager for Oregon and Utah.

    Professional Affiliations:

    • American Staffing Association, past board member and 2009 chairman
    • National Association of Personnel Services, past board member and 2001 chair
    • National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, member
    • International Franchise Association, member
    • Oregon Association of Personnel Consultants, former president
    • World Presidents’ Organization, former Oregon chapter chair

    Community Involvement:

    • A-dec Advisory, board member
    • Pacific University Board of Trustees, member and past chairman
    • Rotary Club of Portland, 35-year member and former president

    Education and Certifications:

    • Bachelor of Business and Economics, Pacific University
    • Master of Business Administration, Portland State University
    • Certified Staffing Professional, American Staffing Association
    • Certified Personnel Consultant, National Association of Personnel Services
    • Certified Franchise Executive, International Franchise Association