Robert (Bob) W Kruse

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Robert Kruse is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Detroit, Michigan. Bob provides tailored advice and guidance to nonprofit organizations, endowments, and high-net-worth individuals and families, helping them advance their professional and personal missions more effectively. A veteran team leader, Bob offers first-hand knowledge of the opportunities and challenges that clients encounter in their efforts to preserve their wealth and plan for the future.


Bob has worked at Bank of America since 2006. Prior to his current role, he spent eight years with the Global Commercial Bank, where he served as a Senior Relationship Manager for the healthcare and nonprofit sectors. He gained extensive international experience and was responsible for enhancing the bank’s strategic relationship with China Construction Bank. Previously, he held positions in the Counterparty Credit Risk and Global Trust Services divisions. He began his financial services career in 2004 as an analyst for a boutique investment bank, Jordan Knauff & Company in Chicago. He earned his B.S. in commerce and economics from DePaul University, where he was a scholarship recipient and captain of the Men’s Soccer Team.


Bob is a board member of the Young Men’s Christian Association of Metropolitan Detroit, where he also serves on the executive and finance committees. He is also a founder of the Dean Anthony Katsaros Foundation and an alumnus of Leadership Detroit Class XXXIX, an executive leadership program sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber. Bob also has a passion for youth sports and serves on the board of Eastside FC, a local community soccer club, where he is director of recreation and fundraising. On many nights and weekends you will find him coaching his sons' soccer teams. 


Originally from Chicago, Bob resides in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, with his wife, Maureen, and their two sons.


  • DePaul University

Our Team

Our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personal experience.

Note: These team members are a shared resource, involved in your wealth management plan as appropriate and are subject to change

Jill Governale

Private Client Manager


Mark Ambrose

Portfolio Manager


Frederick Heinen Hoops

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Key Contacts

Shawn Barnett

Private Bank Senior Associate


Summer Ateek

Private Bank Senior Associate


Christina Leung Thomas

Private Bank Associate


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For more than 200 years, Bank of America Private Bank has helped clients navigate the complex challenges of managing significant wealth. We draw on the Private Bank’s personalized approach, as well as the resources of Bank of America, to help individuals and families, businesses, and institutions achieve their financial objectives. Whether you’re looking to preserve and share wealth, build philanthropic legacies or plan for future growth, our commitment is to make your goals our priority.

At Bank of America Private Bank, we take pride in our history and in serving our clients’ best interests. We also value the continual pursuit of innovation in a constantly transforming world. We apply this perspective to help our clients anticipate and respond to evolving markets, changing environments and the growing complexities of the financial landscape. Mindful of the past, our focus is on providing today’s clients with disciplined financial strategies and a bridge across generations.