• Business Development & Marketing
  • Strategic Writing
  • Public Engagement/Meetings
  • Pre-Bond Communications
  • Program Management
  • K-12 Facility Planning
  • K-12 UIL Specifications
  • Value Engineering
  • Budget/Cost Control
  • CMAR Audit Review

Dave Funk

Vice President - Business Development & Marketing

Joined AG|CM in 2019.

Dave began a diverse career in 1993 with work experience ranging from Public Safety/Emergency Services to Banking and Finance. He began his construction career in 2005 on the finance side, working as a Vice President in the banking industry. In 2011, he returned to the public sector working for Houston ISD in the Communications Department where he led the district’s communication plan and strategy for their $1.9 Billion bond proposition. After the bond, Dave transitioned to the Construction and Facilities Services department. He served as the Facility Planner for approximately 19 projects. Additionally, Dave was the department’s subject matter expert for UIL/NFHS athletics requirements and reviewed all project plans and designs containing athletic facilities that had to meet UIL specifications in HISD’s 2012 bond program (more than 60 schools in total). In 2016, Dave re-entered the private sector serving as a Business Development Manager and Project Director in the Program/Project/Construction management services sector. He chose this sector over joining an architectural or general contractor because, “As an owner I learned two things: 1) there was never enough money to meet the need, so every penny saved helped fill another need; and 2) Owner’s need a representative in the process who is looking out for them and only them. I needed independent guidance and information as an owner and now I get to provide that guidance to others.” Dave has served in the capacity of Project Director, Client Executive, Project Manager, Planner, and other construction management related roles on more than $2 billion of construction. Dave holds a B.A. in Communications and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is certified in Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C) through the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Dave is responsible for creating the business development strategy and for the execution of the strategy to build a pipeline of new business for all Regions and sectors for AG|CM. He participates in the creation of responses to RFPs/RFQs/SOQs, including writing and designing proposals using existing or new collateral and content customized for each client. He is involved in contract writing, negotiation, and market analysis and sector diversification. Dave maintains and refreshes an electronic library of proposal writing elements including pictures, graphics, and other elements needed. He also works with the AG|CM staff when a team approach will be needed to complete a proposal.