Chicago-based Gentry Partnership is opening an office in Berkley to service the Metro Detroit market.
Gentry Partnership is a self-described independent third-party provider of cost savings solutions. For instance, it pools the buying power of several businesses and organizations to leverage lower prices for things like health-care plans or temporary labor.
"We help the companies negotiate these deals with the providers," says John Syvernson, managing partner with Gentry Partnership
. "Our clients come to us and buy off of these programs and instantly get savings from what they buy."
The company is targeting local automakers and their tier one suppliers. The idea is to not only help them with combined purchasing but also to look at their internal business practices to see where efficiencies can be achieved.
"We bring a fresher, more up-to-date print of the labor market," says Mike Wehby, associate partner with Gentry Partnership.
Source: John Syvernson, managing partner with Gentry Partnership, and Mike Wehby, associate partner with Gentry Partnership
Writer: Jon Zemke
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