I’m Patrick Gentry, Co-founder, and CEO of Sprout Solutions, a SaaS company that continues to transform businesses in the Philippines. Prior to Sprout, I took on different roles that brought me to different places.
I’m Patrick Gentry, Co-founder, and CEO of Sprout Solutions, a SaaS company that continues to transform businesses in the Philippines. We have created a people-centric HR as well as a benefits platform that’s tailor-made for the Philippine market.
Prior to Sprout, I took on different roles that brought me to different places: from being an environmental consultant in Canada to being an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley in California to meeting my wife in the Philippines where I have lived for the past 14 years.
It was in 2015 when I and my wife started Sprout Solutions as it was borne out of the HR pain points that I experienced in KMC Solutions, where I was one of the founding shareholders. Much like our name “Sprout,” our humble beginnings eventually led to not just our growth, but the businesses we have impacted as well. From just HR and payroll, we have grown into a holistic HR ecosystem that brings a 360-degree people experience.
Since then, we have leveraged technology as we continue to bring forward paradigm-changing solutions to the HR industry and empower HR professionals and their companies.
How Sprout Solutions Began
During my stay in the Philippines, I was one of the founding shareholders of KMC Solutions, the country’s leading serviced office and staff leasing provider. As we continued to grow and expand, the problems when it comes to HR and payroll became more and more evident.
We really felt the need to automate payroll and timekeeping in order to scale, and there were no solutions in the market that fit our needs; so we built a tool, which later evolved into Sprout Solutions. When our company started, we focused on two core products: HR and Payroll!
Sprout Becomes the First People Platform in the Philippines
Together with my wife, we had to determine what our purpose was in creating Sprout Solutions.
- Why do we want to help Filipino businesses?
- Why do we want to address such pain points?
- Why should businesses go for our solutions?
- What problems are we addressing?
- How do we address such pain points?
- How can we further help people in businesses?
Thus, our North Star was born, which is to impact the lives of every Filipino by improving business in the Philippines. From just addressing a problem of one company, there was an eventual ripple effect wherein our solutions also brought value to other companies.
When the pandemic hit, Sprout stepped in to help businesses in the Philippines cope with unprecedented changes and address their HR pain points. As a people platform, the Sprout ecosystem was able to be there for businesses when they needed it the most—from recruitment to timekeeping to the wellness of their employees. We continue to empower businesses in the Philippines by making them ready for the future of work!