November 13, 2017

GrapeTree Medical Staffing Announces New CEO Steve Heeg

GrapeTree Medical Staffing is proud to announce that Steve Heeg will become the new GrapeTree Medical Staffing CEO as Tim Kinnetz, founder of GrapeTree, moves to the board of directors.

“Steve has unparalleled expertise in strategic healthcare leadership,” said Tim Kinnetz. “GrapeTree has already experienced exponential growth and I have the utmost trust in Steve and the support of my New MainStream Capital partners to lead our company into new levels of success.”

Heeg brings 17 years of successful fiscal, strategic, and operational leadership experience to GrapeTree. His knowledge of customer management and healthcare solutions fit perfectly with the mission of GrapeTree Medical Staffing.

New Mainstream Capital Operating Executive Council Member and GrapeTree Board Member Bob Livonius noted, “We are very fortunate to retain Tim’s strategic mind as he continues to hold a significant position at GrapeTree.”

Heeg leaves Startek Inc., a customer engagement company, where he served as Vice President of Healthcare Global Operations, to join GrapeTree. Before his time at Startek, Heeg served as Vice President of Operations for companies including Alorica Inc., UnitedHealth Group, and Sitel Corporation.

“GrapeTree is the top of the industry and I couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity,” said Heeg. “I knew I wanted to be part of the GrapeTree team because of their flawless reputation and corporate culture. The leadership team has done an outstanding job and I look forward to keeping that momentum moving forward.”

“Steve is the perfect cultural, strategic and operational match for GrapeTree,” commented Kevin Jordan, New MainStream Capital’s Co-founder, Managing Partner and GrapeTree Board Member. “His experience leading large customer service organizations will be instrumental to charting a path for continuous growth at GrapeTree.”

The addition of Heeg to the team is the latest announcement in a series of advancements for GrapeTree, including the recent partnership with New MainStream Capital and the expansion of office space in Milford, Iowa. Throughout these expansion announcements, the GrapeTree leadership team has demonstrated its commitment to growth in the Milford, Iowa, community.

GrapeTree Medical Staffing has experienced enormous growth in the past year, adding dozens of staff members in its Northwest Iowa headquarters to manage nearly 3,000 healthcare employees working in the Midwest. In August 2017, Inc. magazine ranked GrapeTree Medical Staffing #665 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies.


Founded in 1999 by travelling RN Tim Kinnetz, GrapeTree Medical Staffing is a healthcare staffing agency that provides staffing solutions to healthcare facilities across the Midwest by providing healthcare professionals to fill last-minute or long-term shifts left by staffing shortages. GrapeTree is rated one of the top 10 most reliable staffing firms in the Midwest and is certified by The Joint Commission, recognized nationwide as a “Gold Seal of Approval” and a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high performance standards.

Through the utilization of the latest technology to help streamline staffing and scheduling, GrapeTree has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, employing 100 office staff members who manage nearly 3,000 healthcare employees working in approximately 1,000 facilities in an eight-state area – Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kansas.

GrapeTree is headquartered in Milford, Iowa.


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