Chief Financial Officer and Co-owner
#1 Bean Counter
Tom Kruszewski is an accomplished financial executive with more than 20 years of experience. In his past roles he served as CFO of a group of Miami-based companies including Rally Manufacturing, Inc., Intec, Inc. and i-Tec Electronics, Inc., leading manufacturers of automotive, video game and consumer electronics accessories, prior to joining Cruise Planners in 2008.
Birthplace: Dearborn, MI
Hobbies: Kayaking, board games/card games, biking, racquetball, and entertaining friends at home
Favorite Vacation Spot: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Bucket List: To visit New Zealand, Galapagos, Italy, Turkey, and Greece, and eventually dance at my granddaughters’ weddings
Cruisitude™: I sincerely believe that happiness is a choice and I do whatever I can to share that choice with others.
-At one time I had 36 different rare and tropical fruit trees and plants growing in my backyard, including a chocolate pudding tree and a tree that bore square bananas.
-As a high school teacher, I sponsored an annual “food lab,” where students were able to taste the most exotic ethnic foods imaginable, including Rocky Mountain Oysters, lamb tongues, calf brains, chitlins, squirrel, curried goat, pigeon, etc. No one knew what they were eating until after they sampled it. It was an eye-opening experience for all involved.
-I received “fan mail” from as far away as Australia and Poland (and still receive some to this day on a regular basis) for a board game I invented back in 1985 – “Chase”
Kruszewski has also invented a couple of award-winning board games and built a dozen companies with financial reporting and operating systems in three continents.
Kruszewski has always respected and admired entrepreneurs more than anyone. He feels they have a unique drive and passion, which makes it fun and rewarding to help them grow their businesses.
Kruszewski holds a B.A. degree from Emory University, Atlanta, and has completed graduate studies at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. He attained his CPA certification in 1984.