Robert A. Funk is chairman, CEO and president of Express Employment Professionals, which has more than 600 franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa and is the seventh-largest staffing firm in the U.S. Launched in 1983, Express was named a Best Staffing Firm to Work For in 2011 and 2012 by Staffing Industry Analysts. Funk has served on the boards of several business organizations and has been inducted into the halls of fame for the International Franchise Association, the Sales and Marketing Executives International and the National Association of Personnel Services. He was named a Most Admired CEO in Oklahoma by The Journal Record in 2013.