Ronia Kruse is the co-founder and CEO of OpTech, LLC, an award-winning global Talent Management and Information Technology Solutions firm headquartered in Michigan with offices across the country and a development center in Asia. OpTech provides exceptional talent and IT solutions to Fortune 500 and government clients. OpTech has received numerous awards and recognitions for its exceptional service, growth and diversity including 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies Worldwide by the Women’s President Organization, Inc. 5000’s - List of Fastest Growing Private Companies - numerous years and Michigan Business and Professional Association - Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.
Kruse has utilized her broad range of leadership skills and experience to build OpTech into a highly successful, nimble and versatile firm. Her professional expertise lies in the areas of corporate strategy and strategic planning, treasury and financial management, marketing, branding and business development, strategic partnership, human capital planning, talent management and leadership development, and developing cutting-edge technology solutions. Kruse’s passion for excellence and commitment to integrity and respect for others have been essential to the success of OpTech. Since founding OpTech, Kruse has received numerous awards for her leadership, community involvement and public policy initiatives including Crain’s Detroit Business - 40 Under 40, EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Finalist and Rhonda Walker Foundation - Powerful Women of Purpose in the Technology Industry.
Kruse’s notable achievements include developing the successful corporate strategy that has fostered the outstanding growth of OpTech over the past 18 years while establishing strategic partnerships as a prime/master vendor to win large contracts with Fortune 500 and federal government clients. By planning and developing marketing/branding tactics, as well as public relations policies designed to improve OpTech’s image, Kruse has enhanced her relationships with clients, employees and the public. Her external financial and tax reporting and financial management experience has contributed to OpTech’s strong financial and banking relationships. Kruse has built and developed an effective team with compensation plans that motivate operational excellence. This leadership has led to OpTech’s enviable growth in revenue, employees, and clients.
BOARD EXPERIENCE & PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES
Kruse is, or has previously been, an active member of a number of boards of directors, such as: