Co-founder, President, and CEO of OpTech, LLC, in Detroit. OpTech provides IT staffing and e-business solutions, application maintenance outsourcing, and enterprise resource planning. Kruse has more than 12 years of experience in business, tax, and IT consulting, servicing clients such as General Motors Corp., Textron, and DTE Energy. She founded the company in 1999 and has grown it to a $12 million business. She is active in public policy for procurement opportunities for businesses owned by women. Previously, Kruse was a consultant for Deloitte & Touche and what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers. She also served as an adjunct professor for Wayne State University. She received the 2007 diversity champion award from the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Detroit Chapter. In addition, Inc.
magazine ranked OpTech 915th on its list of 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in 2007 after the company reported three-year sales growth of 382 percent. In the same year, Working Mother
magazine named OpTech one of the 25 best small companies for working mothers. Kruse and OpTech have been members of several organizations, including the Michigan Women's Business Council, Michigan Minority Business Development Council, and Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. Kruse received her bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in taxation from Wayne State University.