Pentra - The employee benefits broker and group health insurance advisor in Villanova


Improving the financial and operational performance of benefit plans.
795 E. Lancaster Avenue, Suite 210 Villanova, PA 19085
Villanova, PA 19085
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Verification Period: March 28, 2018 – March 28, 2019

Pentra is a Verified Member of SHRM Broker Finder and attests they are compliant in our standards for:
  • Licensing
  • Insurance
  • Transparency
  • Completeness and Accuracy
  • Security

Practice Areas

  • Benefit Administration Solutions
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Human Resources Solutions
  • Retirement Plans
  • Voluntary Benefits

Pentra Overview

Pentra is an employee benefit consulting firm focused on improving the financial and operational performance of health care and employee benefit programs for mid-sized and large employers. We are a founding member of Alera Group, a leading independent national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm. As an Alera Group company, we have the resources, technical expertise and best practices of a large national firm while maintaining the personal local service our clients have come to expect. We emphasize data based decision making that combines  technical expertise with a broad-based appreciation for our clients’ issues and challenges.

Pentra Affiliations

Areas of Special Focus

  • Employee Communications
  • Population Health and Wellness
  • Self Funded Plans
  • Supplemental Benefits
  • Technology

Areas Served by Pentra

  • Pennsylvania

Team at Pentra

Responsible for driving the highest level of performance in all aspects of Pentra’s business.

Gordon St John

Managing Partner

Delivers innovative solutions that fit client’s budgets, cultures & goals

Brendan Kelly


Leads continuous improvement of operational elements impacting client service and delivery

Danielle Buchanan

Senior Vice President, Client Delivery

Drives innovation and client strategy, while developing plan designs and creative strategies

Clint Brooks


Covers initial and ongoing client relations on all matters impacting their Health & Welfare plans

Dave Knies


Samantha provides strategic direction for all marketing initiatives, major events, and social media

Samantha Brower

Marketing Director

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About The Service

Elevate Benefits, LLC owns and operates SHRM Broker Finder, a software as a service (SaaS) platform. Our platform supports your independent research, vetting and hiring processes. The company facilitates introductions and exchange of information between parties seeking and offering solutions. We are not a licensed financial services entity of any kind and we do not seek to sell or make money from the sale of any employee benefits, financial services or any other regulated products or services. We also do not make specific provider, product or service recommendations. Learn more by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions.

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