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 casino 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.
AMY WASHINGTON – Chief Marketing & 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 and Regional Business Development at Applied Micro Systems (Commander/Telstra) in Melbourne, AU.
Amy enjoys following up with people and double-checking. Really, these are her very favorite things.
BRIAN DOLAN – Sr. Vice President of Operations
When Brian is not busy checking things off his To Do list, he enjoys getting a tan on the Big Island of Hawaii, scuba diving in the Caribbean or just watching Alabama football. Roll Tide!
MICHAEL LOW –Vice President of Technology & Games
Two of Michael’s favorite things are making homemade pumpkin soup and attending the Burning Man Festival with his lovely wife.
ANDY FISHER – Vice President of Product Management
Andy adds 20+ years of casino gaming knowledge to our leadership roster, with experience in everything from product innovation, to pragmatic marketing, to engineering. Before joining the Synergy Blue family, Andy was a key factor in helping to grow Acres Gaming and IGT as a Senior Product Manager.
In addition to his extensive knowledge of product strategy and a knack for software/hardware development, Andy has a love for business plans and strategizing.
In his free time, he likes to take long walks on the beach (Australian beaches, preferably) and fanatically cheer for the Oregon State Beavers.
PAMELA MATTHEWS – Sr. Director of Compliance & Licensing
When not busy at the office, she enjoys bike riding, working out, reading, and spending time with the many wonderful people she’s met in Las Vegas since moving here in high school. Pam is a gem and her positive, “get it done” attitude shines throughout her interactions with others.
CHRISTOPHER E. BENAK – Vice President of Finance
Chris Benak brings a deep understanding of financial and operational objectives to the Synergy Blue team, where he focuses on strategic planning. Before joining Synergy Blue, Chris held various leading financial and non-financial positions, including his most recent role as VP of Corporate Accounting with Eldorado Resorts, Inc. in Reno. Chris holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nevada and is also an active licensed CPA in the State of Nevada.
Born-and-raised in Las Vegas, Chris is excited to be back in his hometown. When he’s not collaborating with the team or crunching numbers, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, taking in a great movie, and watching his LA Dodgers. Go Blue!
DERRICK PRICE – Sr. Director of Platform Engineering
Derrick oversees the platform team and development of Synergy Blue’s class 3 (Slot) and 2 (Bingo) platforms. He is a well-rounded technical leader and senior software engineer who has over 23 years experience in gaming, having worked with IGT for over two decades.
During Derrick’s long and distinguished career at IGT, he lead numerous projects from conversions to scratch applications. Derrick was instrumental in the development of IGT’s Class 3 platform as well as the launch of the Electronic Table Game platform. He also successfully delivered several high producing, industry-recognized products. Derrick also holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.B.A. from UNLV.
In his down time, Derrick enjoys playing DJ for his kids, and is hopeful that someday his “old person” music will rub off on them. Rock on Derrick, rock on.
TOM STANKEVICH – Game Producer
When he’s not busy trying to clear out his in-box (never gonna happen), Tom and his beautiful wife enjoy playing one of over 200 board games in their extensive collection. Current favorites include Sentinels of the Multiverse, Gloomhaven and Terraforming Mars, (of course).
JOSEPH BUNEVITH – Vice President of Interactive Gaming
Bio coming soon.