He reports to James Ramage, head of the Bank‟s Global Corporates North American Network Client Group.
Kruse joins the Bank following 12 years at JPMorgan Chase, most recently as head of coverage for West Coast technology clients. In his new role Kruse is be responsible for relationships with North American technology, media and telecommunications companies and their subsidiaries globally with a focus on lending, financial markets, transaction banking and corporate finance.
'We‟re delighted to welcome Michael as head of our Technology, Media & Telecoms team', said Jeremy Bollington, co-head of Wholesale Banking for Standard Chartered in the Americas. 'Our TMT clients are increasingly focused on growth opportunities in the emerging markets, and with a stronger West Coast presence we‟ll be able to deliver the benefits of the Bank‟s global network even more effectively'.