FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Metova, a world-leading technology and development company serving customers from up and coming startups to Fortune 500 companies, has named Stephanie Funk, a veteran marketing and creative professional, as vice president of creative services. Funk’s hiring is in response to Metova’s expansion of its creative services division.
Funk will lead Metova’s creative services division to oversee design and adoption strategy for the company’s clients. In addition, Metova will onboard existing clients from Funk’s firm, Funk & Co.
As Vice President of Creative Services, Funk will spearhead design strategy for Metova’s clients and further the company’s creative division. Her team from Funk & Co. and its contractors will be joining the division based in Metova’s Fayetteville office.
“Metova is a recognized leader in world-class development and technology solutions,” said Josh Smith, chief executive officer at Metova. “The addition of Stephanie and Funk & Co. talent provides a welcome new dimension for current Metova customers and new customers alike.”
Funk has nearly two decades of experience as a startup founder and marketing/creative consultant. Funk is well-connected around the country because of her background as a pioneering blogger, speaker and editorial contributor. Her knowledge in the influencer marketing arena spurred her creation of Acorn: The Influence Company. Funk served as CEO of Acorn, where she connected major corporations to local bloggers and influencers to create lasting relationships. In 2016, she launched Funk & Co., a marketing and creative consulting service.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Metova to lead Metova’s creative division,” Funk said. “The Funk & Co. team developed a powerhouse roster of services for marketers and creatives and I’m proud to lead them and continue our work as Metova. Bringing our mix of creative skills to Metova’s world leading technologists and app developers is a boost to take business to the next level.”
Funk has been recognized as one of Celebrate Magazine’s “16 in ’16,” PR News’ “Social Media Icon,” Arkansas Business Publishing Group’s 40 Under 40, and Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Forty Under 40. She was a nominee for Bentonville/Bella Vista’s Female Entrepreneur of the Year. Her work has also been nominated and received many PR News and Stevie Awards.
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