Charles F. Funke
Chief Executive Officer
In his role as CEO, Charles Funke leads the development and implementation of ASEA company strategy. He is a member of the board of managers and serves as a liaison between ASEA management and the board. Charles serves on management committees, assesses and manages principal risks and ensures corporate citizenship and social responsibility wherever ASEA does business. He maintains active affiliation with field associates, overseeing broad-reaching policies that directly affect them, and is likewise in close communication with shareholders, employees, government authorities, and the public. Charles assumed the role of CEO in January 2014 after serving as executive vice president at ASEA; he joined the company in 2011. His strong background in sales and marketing-driven distribution models, attained during his 17 years in the financial services industry, provides a basis for his acumen in leading a company with a worldwide salesforce. Charles has previously held chairman, president and CEO positions at Beneficial Investment Services and served as an officer with the Principal Financial Group. He has worked for two Fortune 100 companies. His undergraduate degree is from Brigham Young University, and he earned an MBA from Bellevue University. When he is not working, Charles enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.