About Us

Gentry Professional Services is an elite engineering consulting and talent acquisition firm providing companies with workforce solutions to create and maintain a strategic competitive advantage. We specialize in placing subject matter experts with clients that require very specific knowledge and experience.

How Are We Different?

We focus on the retiring workforce.

As individuals retire, they take with them a lifetime of domain knowledge and experience. Many want to continue working part-time, but most employers do not support a phased retirement plan. Our approach enables them to fully retire, then join the Gentry Professional Services team working on their own terms to consult on projects, often at their previous organizations.

We are not a “staffing firm”.

If you are an employer and need to fill 1,000 seats now, we will recommend other companies because we are not for you. However, if you have an indispensable employee about to retire, we can help you. If you need to bring in an industry expert or even a young prodigy, we can help you. If your company’s HR or procurement limits your ability to bring in support, we can help you.

We only hire employees, not contractors.

Almost all contingent workforce and co-employment concerns stem from the handling of independent contractors. We make everyone our W-2 employee and ensure there’s no ambiguity about employment status.

Our employees become family.

Before we hire someone, we make sure that person is a good fit with our client and within our own team culture. To us, the relationship is like a successful marriage. We take care of our employees and treat them with respect. In our experience, when employees feel genuinely appreciated, they pay it forward in their work with our clients.

We focus on quality, not quantity.

Our goal is not to have the most, but to be the best. We want to be confident we can provide the best solution for our clients and would rather refer them to someone else than risk underperforming or not meeting expectations. We want to be our client’s partner of choice.

We help you get the job done, and get it done right.

Prior to forming Gentry Professional Services, a group of engineers and project managers struggled with a frequently recurring problem. The most experienced industry professionals were retiring at a rapid pace, resulting in a Silver Tsunami of lost institutional knowledge. Companies struggled to compensate for the sudden absence of key employees.

After a short time, many retirees found they missed the work and the people that had been a part of their lives for decades and often wanted to return to a part-time consulting role. Although possible, the inconsistent, and overly complex HR and Procurement policies made returning a difficult and complicated process for everyone involved.

Meanwhile, the company front-line project manager thought, “I just need to get the job done.”
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The manager’s dilemma is not unique to engineering. In fact, it happens in almost every industry. We formed Gentry Professional Services with that in mind. Using our streamlined process, we work with your company to bring in the industry specialist(s) you need, enabling you to fill knowledge gaps, outsource tasks that are beyond your core competencies, and train your employees in critical skills.

Are you a retiree seeking a flexible return-to-work solution?

You can trust Gentry Professional Services to help find the happy medium of enjoying your free time while keeping a hand in your passion with some of the world’s most interesting and innovative challenges.
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We Take Care of Our Clients

"...and we truly make sure that our clients are served by making sure that we are serving our team members every single day."

Glenda Caton

Chief Human Resources Officer