Medical Solutions Names Craig Meier CEO to Lead Company to Continued Growth in the Travel Nursing Industry

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OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Medical Solutions, one of the nation’s leading travel nursing companies, has promoted president and chief operating officer, Craig Meier, to CEO. Co-founder, chief financial officer and former CEO, Scott Anderson, will remain CFO.

“Scott continues to be an integral member of Medical Solutions’ leadership team, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with him in this role,” stated Meier. Staffing Industry Analysts named Anderson as one of the 100 most influential people in the staffing industry for 2013.

Meier has extensive experience in the travel nursing industry and in all aspects of Medical Solutions’ operations. During his tenure as vice president of sales and marketing, Meier was instrumental in Medical Solutions becoming one of the fastest-growing companies in the field. As president, Meier played a key role in the acquisition of OA Nurse Travel, which made Medical Solutions the nation’s third largest travel nursing company with 200 employees and offices in Omaha, Cincinnati, San Diego and Tupelo.

The company’s mission of “Service that Inspires” has been an important part of its success. “As CEO, I see myself as ‘chief experience officer,’” Meier said. “What makes Medical Solutions unique is the unmatched customer and employee experience we deliver. My job is to ensure that our service to our employees and their service to our customers are truly inspiring.”

Medical Solutions gives its employees all the tools they need to serve customers well and the resources to help them reach their career goals and achieve personal success. The strong commitment to its workforce allows everyone to share ideas and express individuality. “We know that happy employees make happy customers, and a No. 1 customer experience will take us to No. 1 in the industry,” remarked Meier.

“We are very pleased to name Craig as our CEO,” said Steve Francis, Medical Solutions’ chairman of the board. “Our philosophy has always been to develop leaders from within who reflect our values. Craig’s deep industry knowledge, as well as his past success with the company, makes him the perfect person to guide our company and help us accomplish our ambitious goals.”

About Medical Solutions
Medical Solutions is a healthcare staffing firm specializing in placing registered nurses in temporary travel assignments throughout the nation. The company became the nation’s third-largest travel nurse staffing company with its acquisition of OA Nurse Travel in 2013, and has locations in Omaha, San Diego, Cincinnati, and Tupelo, MS. Formed in 2001, Medical Solutions was one of the first Travel Nursing and Allied Healthcare staffing companies to be certified by the Joint Commission and has been continuously certified since 2004. Medical Solutions was named one of the top three staffing firms to work for in Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2013 “Best Staffing Firms to Work For,” and has also been named six times to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. A nationwide network of travelers allows Medical Solutions to help its client hospitals continue to provide excellent patient care amidst a nursing shortage. Medical Solutions has contracts with 1,500+ client hospitals nationwide and is one of the fastest-growing companies in the Travel Nursing industry. Medical Solutions’ partnership with capital providers Tenex Capital Management and McCarthy Capital Fund V allows it to build on its industry-leading standard for customer service by continuing to develop service technology, and also to increase both the number of job opportunities for travelers and the number of quality candidates to healthcare facilities. Visit MedicalSolutions.com to learn more.

About Tenex Capital Management
Medical Solutions’ private equity partner, Tenex Capital Management, is a private equity fund that invests in middle-market companies. Tenex utilizes an in-house team of hybrid professionals skilled in operational leadership, investing and capital markets structuring to maximize long-term value creation. Tenex’s deep operating experience allows the firm to collaborate with management teams to capitalize on business and market opportunities. Tenex has established a successful track record investing in diverse industries, including transportation, industrials, manufacturing, and health and business services. For more information, please visit http://www.tenexcm.com.

About McCarthy Capital Fund V
McCarthy Capital Fund V is managed by McCarthy Partners Management, LLC, an affiliated RIA of McCarthy Capital (“McCarthy”). McCarthy is an Omaha-based private equity firm focused exclusively on lower middle-market companies. For more than 25 years, the McCarthy organization has been partnering with founders, families and exceptional management teams to support the growth of their companies. For more information about McCarthy, please visit www.mccarthycapital.com.

Contact:
Medical Solutions
Jeff Long, 1-866-633-3548, ext. 1105
jeff.long@medicalsolutions.com
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