We hire your retirees to return as consultants so you can retain employees' lost knowledge and experience.

Transfer Critical Knowledge

Establish knowledge transfer plans and train the next generation of workers with the experts who have the very specific knowledge you need.

Complete Important Projects

Returning consultants provide valuable perspectives when reviewing designs, submitting proposals, and completing short-term mission-critical projects.

Recover Lost Experience

Since our employees once worked for your company, they already know your people, processes, and procedures. They start providing value-added service on day one.

How do you feel when you lose a key employee?

Lost I thought I had more time before they retired.

Overwhelmed It will take four people to replace the work just one person was doing.

Embarrassed I didn’t have a knowledge transfer plan in place.

Panicked The cost, schedule, and performance of my project are all now at risk.

Regretful We focused on staffing shortages but not knowledge shortages.

Nervous So much of our success was based on their personal relationship with the customer.

Worried Losing their expertise can give our competitors an advantage.

Frustrated It shouldn’t be so complicated to bring back retirees.

Afraid – What am I going to do now?

"Managers often don't know what they have lost until after the expert leaves — and by then, it may be difficult to recover… And the price tag associated with such losses were estimated to be as much as 20 times the more visible, tangible costs of recruitment and training.” – Harvard Business Review

Recover experience too valuable to lose.

1. Schedule a Meeting

Contact Gentry so we can understand your unique needs.

2. We Tailor a Plan

We tailor a service agreement for your company. Only use us if you need us. There’s no obligation.

3. Your Consultant Returns

Whenever you need us, we hire your retirees as our employees and assign them as consultants to your firm.

A map of the United States, with the states that Gentry Professional Services serves colored in blue: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

We work with clients nationally.

For 10 years, we’ve partnered with clients across the country to implement employee retention strategies that retain and recover sophisticated, context-specific knowledge from their key employees.

“I can still do what I want to do, and at the same time I can go back and work for my prior employer seamlessly. 

Everyone Benefits.”

Mark Littleton

Senior Contracts Manager

At Gentry Professional Services, we know you want to complete quality work on schedule and under budget. In order for that to happen, you need the right people on your team to support your organization’s ability to carry out its mission. However, the most experienced industry professionals are retiring at a rapid pace, resulting in a Silver Tsunami of lost institutional knowledge and employee turnover. After COVID-19, additional early retirements have made the problem even more challenging. Companies are struggling to compensate for the sudden absence of key employees.

Many retirees find they miss the work and the people who have been a part of their lives for decades and often want to return to a part-time consulting role with a healthy work-life balance. Although possible, ensuring employee job satisfaction with inconsistent and overly complex HR and Procurement policies can make returning an unnecessarily difficult and complicated process for everyone involved.

Meanwhile, you just want to get the job done. We formed Gentry Professional Services with that in mind. Using our streamlined process and innovative employment model, we work with your company to bring in the retirees, alumni, or industry specialist(s) you need, enabling you to fill knowledge gaps, outsource tasks, complete ongoing client projects that are beyond your core competencies, and train your employees in critical skills.

“I’ve always been impressed with Gentry. And I know a lot of the employees and the quality of what they bring to the table. I’m always proud to work with them. It’s just a high caliber organization.”
- Fortune 100 Client

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