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Pentec, Inc., specializes in personality assessment, jury consulting and forensic handwriting examination advising individual, legal, and corporate clients in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Clients include business owners, human resource departments, financial institutions, police departments and attorneys nationwide.



Ruth E. Holmes, C.D. E. and Sarah E. Holmes, M.A. are professional handwriting and document examiners whose forensic and personnel consulting firm, Pentec, Inc., advises individual, legal and corporate clients in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Now located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Duxbury, Massachusetts, Pentec, Inc. works frequently for human resource departments, financial institutions, police departments, manufacturers, individuals and attorneys in various parts of the country. They have worked as jury consultants with some of the leading attorneys in the country.

Ruth is court qualified as an expert witness in Federal, State and local courts. She lived eleven years in Brussels, Belgium and Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, West Africa, has appeared on CBS News, Discovery, CNBC, BBC, Canada AM, Court TV and Dateline/NBC. In 1999 she was named one of Top 10 Women Business Owners in the state and in 2002 was listed as one of Michigan’s 95 Most Powerful Women.

Sarah is court qualified as an expert witness and is a member of the National Association of Document Examiners. President of the Great Lakes Association of Handwriting Examiners, she is a popular speaker. She graduated from Boston University in May of 2002 with a Master of Arts in Psychology and now works from the Boston office of Pentec, Inc.



“I swear by her. I continue to be absolutely amazed at what she tells us. I started out thinking this was hocus-pocus. But about 10 years ago, I made a bad hire and wanted a way to avoid that in the future,” says Hickman, who also uses background investigations and psychological testing to evaluate potential hires. “If the other tests don't agree, we go with the results of her handwriting analysis. She's been right on.”
From “She's got an eye for handwriting,” Detriot News (August 4, 2003).
David Hickman, CEO, United Bank & Trust


“Skepticism is natural,” who rates Holmes' work for him over the last decade as an “11 on a scale of 10. Ruth brings a remarkable degree of perception to her work -- she's extremely good at predicting success on the job.”
From “She's got an eye for handwriting,” Detriot News (August 4, 2003).
Leland K. Bassett, chairman of Bassett & Bassett, communications management and consulting firm in Detroit


“I also realized there are many great partners that are helping us [m]ake good decisions and I felt appreciative of what you do to help us. I get the sense that you truly do see us as a partner, and not just a customer.”
—Susan Johnson, President, Futura Industries


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