With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Kruse has provided accounting, auditing and consulting services to clients across a wide range of industries, including financial services, high technology, media and publishing, leasing, manufacturing, real estate and retail. He has led numerous corporate investigations on behalf of audit committees, special committees and management involving potential accounting irregularities, misappropriation of assets, accountant malpractice and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
Mr. Kruse has led numerous engagements involving post-closing purchase price and earn-out disputes, where he has served as a neutral arbitrator, as well as an adviser leading the investigation of potential objections to closing balance sheets, preparation of arbitration submissions and settlement negotiations. He has also served as an expert witness in arbitration and court proceedings.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Kruse was a partner with the forensic and dispute services practice of a Big Four accounting firm, where he led the firm's corporate investigations practice.
Mr. Kruse earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Kansas. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the States of New York and Texas. Mr. Kruse is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants.
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.