Leadership Team

Shaping our company to improve consumers' lives today and tomorrow

Leadership Team

CEO: Kenlyn T. Gretz

Kenlyn T. Gretz is the CEO of Americollect. Kenlyn developed the Ridiculously Nice Collections concept, a sales approach to collecting with cooperative payment dialogue that helps consumers understand we are here to help them. Kenlyn is a current or past board member of the following organizations: Great Lakes Credit and Collection Association, Institute of Collection Leadership – founding member, Wisconsin Collectors Association, Wisconsin Clinic Credit Managers Association and the Wisconsin Chapter of American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM). Kenlyn won the AAHAM of Wisconsin President’s award in 2004, and in 2012, Kenlyn was inducted into his high school Wall of Fame.

Leadership Team

President: Shawn Gretz

In 2003, Shawn Gretz joined Americollect in a sales role straight out of college. He received several promotions and became the VP of Sales and Marketing. During his time in Sales and Marketing, Americollect achieved double-digit year over year increases in new accounts listed, maintained 99-percent client retention, and earned a Net Promoter Score of 72. He also helped introduce Early Out services to many of our bad debt clients. Shawn has helped the organization grow from 16 teammates to more than 340, and he was pivotal in the creation and launch of our tagline, Ridiculously Nice Collections. As part of our succession plan, Shawn was promoted to President and leads a Senior Leadership team of nine individuals. Shawn is an active volunteer for HFMA Wisconsin. Shawn has served as the Region 7 RE, NAC Revenue Cycle Committee, President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and three years as the VP of Programs. In 2020 he earned his HFMA Fellowship designation and was appointed to the HFMA National Advisory Council Revenue Cycle Committee for a two-year term. Shawn has been an active volunteer with AAHAM for several years and is a Past President of the Wisconsin Chapter. In 2010, Shawn was awarded the President’s Award for AAHAM Wisconsin. Shawn graduated from the UW Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in Business, majoring in Marketing and Operations Management. Shawn also graduated from UW Oshkosh’s EMBA program, with a Master’s of Business Administration in 2016.

Vice President: Luke Check

Luke Check began his career at Americollect in 2003, working part-time while attending college. Upon graduation from UW Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in business, Luke took a full-time position in sales. In 2015, Luke became the Director of EBO, and is currently the VP – Operations. Luke has been an active volunteer for HFMA Michigan, serving as the President, President-Elect, and Vice-President, in addition to two years as the Program Chair. He's part of the GLCCA Wisconsin Legislative Committee. Luke is an active member at Christ Church and enjoys sports, outdoors, cruise vacations, and Wisconsin's four seasons. He lives in Grafton, WI with his wife and daughter.