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 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
William H. Stoller is vice chairman of Express Employment Professionals. He is also a member of the executive committee, which oversees strategic planning and direction for the company. As president of The Stoller Group, he owns 26 Express offices in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and California. Stoller also owns Xenium, a human resource management company, and ESM Group, Inc., a staffing management company.
Stoller graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics. He obtained a master’s degree from Portland State University in business administration. He has also earned certifications from the American Staffing Association (Certified Staffing Professional), the National Association of Personnel Services (Certified Personnel Consultant) and the International Franchise Association (Certified Franchise Executive).
Prior to 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.
Stoller also owns and oversees Stoller Vineyards in Dayton, Ore., which produces 125 acres of grapes (93 acres of Pinot Noir and the balance in Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc grapes) for Chehalem winery, which Stoller partially owns, in nearby Newberg and several other wineries in the Willamette Valley.
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