About Us

Cost cutting measures that measure up.

For twenty years, the founder of Cost Reduction Analysts has harnessed his law and CPA background to analyze expenses and spending habits to ensure ultimate cost-effectiveness. We have helped all types of businesses, including associations, law firms, accounting firms, investment groups, private companies and non-profits realize significant savings by negotiating for lower prices and improving purchasing efficiencies in areas ranging from office supplies to telecommunications. Because of our extensive experience, we understand what similar companies pay for their goods and services, and we can analyze if you are paying too much for yours. We’ll also find you vendors with lower price points and help you develop spending strategies to cut costs in your target areas. Most importantly, we do not cut costs at the expense of your staff. We are solely committed to reducing your overhead by creating efficiencies in supply and services spending without sacrificing the quality of your goods and services.

Andrew Ledner, Founding Principal

Andrew earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1986. He then went on to successfully obtain his C.P.A. Wanting to further his knowledge he attended law school at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and graduated in 1989. Afterwards Andrew worked in the tax department of Arthur Andersen. He soon discovered many businesses and organizations needed professional advice on how to control costs. Andrew founded Cost Reduction Analysts, Inc. in 1992 to serve that need. Employing his expertise with numbers, understanding of contract law and savvy negotiation skills, he has been successfully helping clients save millions of dollars for the last 20 years.

Sherri Ledner, Principal

Sherri graduated with an undergraduate degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1986. She received her law degree with honors from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1989. Sherri actively practiced law in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. She served as a business attorney in private firm practice for 12 years, first for Venable, LLC and then for Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider, PC. Over the next 6 years, Sherri founded, grew and then sold a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility located in Rockville, Maryland. As a business owner, Sherri knows first-hand the importance of controlling costs. Since then, she’s teamed up with Andrew to successfully offer Cost Reduction Analysts, Inc.'s services throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and beyond. Sherri also has been instrumental in the firm's offering of a fully managed reverse auction solution through eBridge Business Solutions, LLC.