How I can help you

Seasoned General Manager with business planning, marketing, sales, channel management and finance experience in Chemicals and Oil & Gas.  

  1. I can offer assistance in marketing & sales strategy and tactics.  Throughout my career progression, I have extensive hands on experience in developing and executing marketing and sales plans in US and International markets.   
  2. I can provide direction in business to business strategy and tactics.  From my earliest days in sales and then through my career, I have been involved in developing marketing / sales channels and working with all of the stakeholders.
  3. I can assist in marketing segmentation and optimizing value creation through price.  I had early mentors when working for Mallickrodt on understanding customers needs and appplications to get the best value for our products.  I utilized this experience to mentor others in the practice of market segmentation.
  4. I can mentor in developing business plans.  I have experience in developing marketing plans and later in having direct reports develop and present business plans.  

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing & Industrial


Bachelor of Science Accounting University of Missouri - St. Louis 1979

J. L. Kellog Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University - Business to Business Marketing 1993

J. L. Kellog Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University - Sales Management 1995

Jim Funke

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video