One of Central Oklahoma's most prominent couples, Bob and Nedra Funk, are pursuing a divorce. Records filed in Oklahoma County District Court show a divorce petition was filed by Nedra Funk on July 2. In past interviews Bob Funk, chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals, described how his wife had helped him build a billion dollar empire by overseeing accounting and records when he took over a failing temporary staffing services company in 1983.
Express Employment Professionals, which reported revenues totaling almost $2 billion in 2007, is a privately held company owned by Bob Funk and partner William H. Stoller. Bob and Nedra Funk are co-owners of 34 local offices. Nedra Funk's attorney, Nicholle Jones Edwards, declined to comment on the case. Bob Funk declined an interview but released the following statement: "My family has been struggling through a difficult and private matter for some months now. We ask for respect of my family's privacy during this difficult time. We will have no further comment on this private matter.”
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