Orange Tree announces acquisition of Hire Image

Minneapolis, August 2, 2022 – Orange Tree Employment Screening, a partner company of Tonka Bay Equity Partners, is excited to announce the acquisition of Hire Image. With this acquisition, Orange Tree is furthering its stance as a leading technology-driven services company in the background screening industry. As a leading provider in the industry, Orange Tree offers clients a “No Compromise” choice by providing technology, compliance, and customer service that organizations need and deserve.

Renee Ernste, CEO of Orange Tree, considers the addition of Hire Image a perfect fit and an important step in the company’s growth plans. “Orange Tree and Hire Image are known for delivering solutions with unmatched customer service.  Combining the strengths of both companies adds immediate value to our clients and prospects.”

Hire Image has been providing background screening services with exemplary customer service since 2005. Christine Cunneen, Co-Founder of Hire Image LLC, agrees that Hire Image and Orange Tree are aligned in their values and goals.  “Our clients have always been our first priority. Combining forces with Orange Tree increases our ability to scale for their benefit.”

Tonka Bay invested in Orange Tree in 2021 and invested in the team and infrastructure to continue to build a technology-enabled leader in the background screening industry.  Hire Image represents the second add-on acquisition that Orange Tree has executed under Tonka Bay’s ownership.

To learn more about Orange Tree and Hire Image background screening services, visit and

About Orange Tree Employment Screening

Orange Tree provides fast and easy background screening, drug testing, and occupational health services so employers can quickly fill open positions. A global provider, Orange Tree designs solutions to meet the background screening needs of employers. Orange Tree’s proprietary technology integrates with HCM platforms and applicant tracking systems, enabling maximum recruiter productivity, and an engaging candidate experience. Learn more at

About Tonka Bay Equity Partners

Based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Tonka Bay Equity Partners is a private equity firm that acquires and invests in growth-oriented businesses in the highly-engineered manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution sectors. For more information, call (952) 345-2031 or visit

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