Co-founder and president of Munetrix in Auburn Hills. Munetrix is a social media, web-based financial management and transparency database for municipalities and schools that local units of government and school districts can use to network with each other and build long-range fiscal roadmaps. Munetrix's algorithms take a handful of critical measures and run dozens of calculations to generate a numerical value that provides a high-level look at a community's fiscal health. Launched in 2011, Munetrix now has approximately 750 jurisdictions at basic subscriptions and more than 140 with premium subscriptions. The company was a finalist in the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition and recently moved into larger offices. Kittle spent 24 years in the automotive industry in various business development roles at Takata and AlliedSignal before leaving to become an entrepreneur. He founded The Kittle Group, a business consultancy focused on growing and mentoring businesses. His business experience coupled with his role as an Auburn Hills city councilman prompted him to work with government and nonprofit organizations. After being vetted by a group of local unit financial advisors at the request of the Michigan Department of Treasury, Kittle came up with the idea for Munetrix. Based on this success, Kittle was awarded the Platinum Award from the Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit for excellence in marketing and sales in product and service businesses. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Baker College.