Our Services

Recover your retirees’ unmatched level of knowledge & experience with Gentry Professional Services.

Recover Your Retirees’ Unmatched Level of Knowledge & Experience With Gentry Professional Services.

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Discover our unique approach.

After retirement, many individuals find that they are not ready to retire fully and still want to stay active and engaged in the workforce, either for financial reasons or for the sense of purpose that work can provide.

Gentry Professional Services provides beneficial solutions for both the individual and the employer. For the individual, it can provide a sense of fulfillment, as well as the opportunity to continue earning income. For the employer, it can bring valuable experience and skills back to the organization and bridge the skills gap between retirees with a lifetime of experience and newer, less experienced employees.

Our Services

Expert Consulting Services

We provide experienced consultants for project-based work. Our unique approach overcomes the obstacles companies face when bringing back retirees. 

Staff Augmentation

For short-term surge demands, we provide staff augmentation using your pre-identified former employees or our existing team of experts.

Information Technology

We provide Information Technology for clients that need to outsource entire projects that are outside their core competency.

Outsourced Project Services

Gentry’s outsourced project services dedicate experienced professionals to key projects that lie outside your company’s core competencies, allowing you to achieve your objectives.

Your Benefits

A New Alternative

Some HR Professionals believe the only available options for retirees are offering a retention package or bringing them back as independent contractors.

Some retirees want to avoid the complications of setting up a business or withholding their own taxes. And as tempting as retention packages may be, there comes a point in a person’s career where flexibility becomes more important.

No Waiting Period

Your retiree goes through a bona fide termination of employment from your organization. Therefore, they are not returning to your company as a part-time employee or independent contractor. Instead, they will work for another company – Gentry Professional Services.

In addition, our employees can be assigned to multiple clients, including yours.  

We Take Care of People

Even though they once worked for you, we consider them family once they’ve joined our team.

We take care of our employees; we provide healthcare, 401(k), paid time off, bonuses, and even family dinners.

This is the employee’s retirement, so we ensure you and they both understand that they will work on what they want when they want, for however long they want.

How does it work?


Schedule a Meeting

Contact Gentry so we can understand your unique needs.


We Tailor a Plan

We tailor a service agreement for your company.


Your Consultant Returns

We hire retirees as our employees and assign them as consultants to your firm.


Yes, our consultants provide professional work or expert advice in their particular fields of science and/or business.

A staffing company finds workers who will become an employee of the client via one of three methods.

(1) Temporary Placement, where a staffing firm recruits and places workers for seasonal positions or to cover absences of the client’s employees.

(2) Temporary-to-Permanent Placement, where the worker will become an employee of the client after some trial or probationary period.

(3) Direct (or Permanent) Placement, where the staffing firm recruits an individual who immediately becomes an employee of the client. Our employees stay our employees. There is no plan, expectation, or desire to transition them to become an employee of the client. In a traditional sense, staffing firms place workers for light industrial, office/clerical, or general labor categories and use a business model based on having a high quantity of workers. Conversely, we bring on very highly specialized individuals, focusing on quality rather than quantity.

No, all team members of Gentry Professional Services are W2 employees of our company. If a client were to use independent contractors instead of Gentry, there can be confusion over whether that worker should be considered the client’s employee and eligible for their benefits.

We make it clear that the worker is our employee. We pay for workers compensation. We withhold their taxes. We pay their benefits.

No. In an employee leasing relationship, the worker is controlled and supervised by the client. In our arrangements, the worker is considered the authority and is either working independently, consulting on a project, or training client employees. They take an active leadership or management role for the client, implementing changes and leading the organization.

The term contingent worker is an umbrella term that can include anyone who provides work for a business but is not on that businesses payroll. Since the term is broad, it can include everything from an assistant from a staffing agency to the workers of a subcontracted company providing an outsourced product or service.

In short, while Gentry team members would be considered contingent workers, the term also includes services unrelated to what we provide.


We work with both. While each union has its own leadership and makes its own independent decisions, we have provided team members who were retired union members. With the union’s blessing, those retirees have trained younger workers with very successful results.

Yes, this can be considered gig work. While some refer to gig work as transactions mediated online, we consider it to be any short-term, project-based work performed by someone who is not a direct employee of the client.

Yes, we provide:

(1) Paid time off

(2) Sick time

(3) 401(k) with company match

(4) Medical insurance

(5) Company-paid dental insurance

(6) Company-paid vision insurance

(7) Company-paid life insurance

(8) Additional Optional life insurance

(9) Optional accident insurance

(10) Optional cancer insurance

Contact our office to set up a 15-30 minute virtual meeting where we spend time understanding what your challenges are and to see if there’s a potential fit between your needs and what we do best. We won’t be trying to “sell” you anything. If there’s a potential fit and you want to explore it further, we will address it beyond the initial discovery call. If there’s not a fit between your needs and our capabilities, we can hopefully refer you to another company who can better serve you.

We don’t list names because we have non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) with our clients. Our first customers were in the aerospace and defense industry, where this was a common practice particularly for government contracts. As our client base expanded, we found commercial companies also wanted NDAs. This makes sense because when clients come to us, they are asking for help in a critical part of their organization. Clients do not wish to reveal a competitive disadvantage or that they were unprepared for changes in the workforce.

That being said, we can say that four of the top 50 US defense contractors are clients, along with other Fortune 100 companies.

We work with your Human Resources, Supply Chain Managers, and/or Procurement Specialists to establish the appropriate service agreement that solves your problem and fits within your corporate policies. We accommodate whatever form of contractual agreement your company prefers to become your vendor, supplier, subcontractor, or partner.

Our staff and consultants are not all retirees, although they all do have very specialized knowledge and experience. Several of our team members consult for software projects. Sometimes, particularly when the software needed is beyond the client’s core competency, customers will outsource the entire project to Gentry.

A waiting period would only apply if your company’s retirement package has a Defined Benefit (DB) plan, also referred to as a traditional pension. The IRS states there must be a “bona fide termination” before DB distributions are made. Bona fide termination is not defined or codified in law. If a company rehires a retiree “too soon”, an argument can be made that there was no bona fide termination. The company can be found in violation of the DB plan rules regarding pre-tax status, and the company could be liable for additional taxes.

As a precaution, employers guess at an appropriate period to wait before retirees can return. This is why the waiting period differs from one company to the next and can range from 30 days to 12 months.

If the employer does not have a DB plan and instead has a Defined Contribution (DC) plan, such as a 401(k), the rule does not apply. Some companies had a DB plan in the past and no longer have one, however the waiting period policy they implemented may still be on the books.

Some employers and retirees have sought to overcome this hurdle by having these former employees return as an independent contractor. The problem then becomes one of misclassification, where an argument can be made that the individual is no different than a regular employee. While legally, this approach addresses the DB concerns, it now introduces a dispute on who should be responsible for income taxes, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, etc. The root of this concern is that the government must get the taxes its due, and the employee must get the rights and benefits due to them.

With Gentry’s approach, the individual formally retires, and we hire them as our W-2 employee. We pay all taxes and benefits, so we fulfill the rights due to the government and employees. To further distance the retiree from the previous employer, our arrangements are business to business (B2B) contracts to provide a labor category with a particular skill set. No individuals are named. We can assign anyone who meets the qualifications of that labor category, and our employees can and have worked for other clients, not only their previous employer.

For all intents and purposes, the retiree has left their previous job and gone to work for a different company, so a waiting period is not applicable.

Portrait of Bradley Gentry, Chief Executive Officer of Gentry Professional Services.

Bradley Gentry


“Our approach enables them to fully retire, then join the Gentry team working on their own terms to consult on projects, often at their previous organizations.”

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If you’re looking for a solution to help you recover the unmatched experience of your retirees, schedule a free consultation with our team at Gentry Professional Services to learn more about how our professional service providers and our unique approach can benefit your business.