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ABOUT

PILLARS OF FUNK

 

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THE SQUAD

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ABE SHASHA

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Abe's background includes over 30 years of energy technology sales and leadership, at leading companies focused on upstream oil and gas including Aspen Technologies and Honeywell. He has spent over 15 years in contract sales as well as mergers & acquisitions.  

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IAN MYERS

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Ian brings a unique combination of Executive Energy industry experience with boutique management consulting leadership to innovate in the areas of Go-To-Market strategy, strategic sales and negotiation. Ian most recently served as Senior Managing specializing in GTM and Negotiation. Prior to that, he was Co-Founder & COO of Clear Creek Resource Partners, with previous stops including ExxonMobil.  A 3x startup Co-Founder with a track record of over $1B+ in deal advising experience, Ian is an avid Penn State Football fan, yoga and proud father of 2. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and B.S. in Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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KEITH MYERS

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Keith has diversified expertise in driving process-led operational and commercial excellence across industry sectors. With over a decade of experience in the Energy industry, Keith boasts leadership roles in engineering with upstream Oil and Gas companies and sales at oilfield service firms. Seeking to expand his exposure, Keith most recently served as Senior Managing Director for a boutique management consulting firm, where he supported Tech, Industrial, and Healthcare clients across Sales Optimization, Strategic Sourcing, and large-scale Renegotiation initiatives. His unique blend of sales, procurement & operations expertise allows him to quickly stand up solutions that elevate commercial performance. Keith holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business and a B.S. in Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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JEREMY FUNK

FOUNDER & CEO

Jeremy Funk has an extensive background delivering business-driven technology innovation in Upstream Oil and Gas. Over the last 15 years, Funk has served in a variety of Sales and Marketing leadership roles where he has been responsible for delivering growth through his industry leading network of contacts. He is the co-host of the Tripping Over The Barrel Podcast and a diehard Boston sports fan. Jeremy lives in Lafayette, Colorado with his wife and three children and is a graduate of Brandeis University.

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MAX GRAVENDER

VICE PRESIDENT OF CLIENT SALES

Max Gravender is a dynamic and innovative problem solver. His decade of experience in sales and marketing in diverse industries provides a unique insight and perspective to objectives that accelerates the growth of his organizations. Max is a graduate from California State University Channel Islands. When Max is not working he is spending time in the national parks of California hiking and camping with his wife and son.

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RALPH MOORE

VP OF SALES

Ralph Moore serves as VP of Sales at Funk Futures and has been in the technology industry for over 20 years. He has served in a number of roles, both as a direct contributor and fractional sales resource. Most recently, he restructured the strategic direction for the Sales Development function, then moved to create a Mid-Market sales organization at Harver. Ralph resides in McKinney, Texas, and is an alumnus of Kansas State University.

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DAN SHIKIAR

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Dan Shikiar has a successful track record as an entrepreneur, marketer, digital content creator, and sales leader.  Formerly the Founder and CEO of ShieldSaver, Jiffy Auto Glass USA, and Jiffy Auto Spa, Shikiar led all three companies to successful exits via acquisition, two via publicly traded companies. Dan's core competencies and passions are anything related to sales, marketing, branding / product positioning, business development, and growing businesses.  Dan is an avid golfer, dog-lover, husband and father, and splits his time between Arizona and Colorado

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