October 17, 2014 -- Ohio Governor John R. Kasich has reappointed Richard F Kruse, Managing Director of Sperry Van Ness/Gryphon Parker Commercial Realty, to the Ohio State Auctioneers Commission for a full 3 year term. Mr. Kruse had been appointed earlier to complete the unexpired term of former Chairman, David Schnaidt.
“There are great things going on in the industry and I am thrilled to continue to serve,” stated Kruse.
Mr. Kruse began his auction career in Virginia in 1997. Over the past 17 years, he has conducted real estate and equipment sales across the country. In August of 2003, Mr. Kruse, in partnership with his wife Melissa, opened Gryphon Asset Advisors, the predecessor to Gryphon USA., Ltd.
In June of 2014, Kruse and Shawn Parker formed Sperry Van Ness/Gryphon Parker Commercial Realty and Parker Kruse Asset Management. Prior to July, Kruse and Parker were each others largest competitor.
In addition to the Ohio Auctioneers Commission, Mr. Kruse leads Sperry Van Ness Auction Services efforts in the State of Ohio, teaches at the Ohio Auction School and is regularly consulted as an expert in auctions and distressed assets by Columbus Business First and the Dispatch. He is an active member CenterPoint Church and lives with his wife, Melissa, and daughter, Savannah, in North Columbus.