DBusiness: Ronia Kruse on career success, work-life balance and the need for women in leadership positions
Ronia Kruse, co-founder and CEO of OpTech, a talent and development solutions company in Troy, was featured in the most recent issue of DBusiness for her continued success in public accounting despite the field's overwhelmingly male composition. "I've had people say, 'Ronia, how did you get here? Don't you know it's an all-boys club?'" she told the magazine. An alumna of the Mike Ilitch School of Business, with a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's in taxation, Kruse runs a $37 million company that identifies, trains, and places IT professionals, engineers and health care professionals with companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Comerica Bank, Flagstar Bank and the Department of Homeland Security among others. Kruse also spoke about her career trajectory, work/home balance, and the need to get more women in leadership roles. "I think things have changed, but there's still a long way to go," she said. "There are more women in leadership positions and on boards, but there aren't enough."
The full article can be found in the July-August 2019 issue of DBusiness.