We’re betting on fun, here at Synergy Blue, and that culture starts at the top. Our venerable leadership team knows how to work hard, play hard, and get things done.
Georg Washington – CEO
Georg is an entrepreneurial pioneer in the IT and gaming industries. His passion for vintage arcades and the desire to progress the gambling industry led Georg to focus on skill-based gaming; and, with his team, he invented the HAWG® System and games to accompany it. The team’s hybrid brainchild reimagines the gambling experience for a new generation of players, like Georg.
Prior to Synergy Blue, Georg founded Synergy Information Solutions, a leading technology provider specializing in gaming and tribal gaming enterprises. He led the entity from startup to an award winning industry competitor, which continues to thrive to this day.
In Georg’s spare, time he enjoys working on Synergy Blue projects in-between rounds of PUBG.
Michael Oberberger – Chief Technical and Strategy Officer
With three decades of experience in the gaming industry, Michael has been named an inventor on over one hundred industry patents and patents pending. For 22 years he developed breakthrough gaming innovations at IGT where he served as the Senior Director of Research and Development. Other previous positions include: VGT- Chief Software Architect & Director of R&D; Sierra Transportation Systems- Chief Software Architect; and G2Game Design- CTO.
In Michael’s down time, he hosts all night Starcraft marathons with his twin boys. He drinks a lot of coffee.
Amy Washington – Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Amy Washington oversees the spectrum of Synergy Blue’s endeavors, from strategic collaboration to marketing and business development. With more than a decade experience, she translates big picture initiatives into concrete actions to actualize the team’s overarching mission.
Prior to Synergy Blue, Amy handled business growth and marketing responsibilities, including work as Operations Director for Synergy Information Solutions; Regional Business Development at Applied Micro Systems (Commander/Telstra) in Melbourne, AU; and Senior Account Management for The Marketing Department, a California-based firm.
Amy enjoys following up with people and double-checking. Really, these are her very favorite things.
Brian Dolan – Vice President of Operations
Brian, a gaming industry veteran, brings over 27 years of gaming manufacturing and casino operations to Synergy Blue. He spent 21 years at Caesars Entertainment, where he played a key role in property openings and corporate gaming strategy. Prior to Synergy Blue, Brian held the COO role at VSR Industries.
When Brian is not busy checking things off his To Do list, he enjoys traveling to the big island of Hawaii during volcano eruption season.
Michael Low – Game Production Director
Michael Low, a man of many talents, brings 30+ years of programming and game experience to the Synergy Blue team. Previously, Michael has held postions with Aristocrat – Technical Director; Microsoft – Principal SDE Lead; Wizards of the Coast – Senior Games Architect; and IGT- Team Leader/Lvl 5, R&D Lab.
Two of Michael’s favorite things are making homemade pumpkin soup and attending the Burning Man Festival with his lovely wife.
Jim Eisenstein – Executive Producer
Jim has a long history working in the gambling and entertainment game arena for companies like IGT, GSN, Hasbro, I-Play, Activision and Sierra online. At IGT, he served as a director in their lottery department. At Hasbro, he successfully built and managed the production group overseeing development of all digital games based their iconic brands, including Monopoly, Nerf and the Transformers Franchise, which by itself accounted for more than 11 mil units across all game platforms, grossing nearly half a billion dollars.
When Jim is not busy winning industry game awards, he enjoys working on industry award winning games.