Leadership team

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.
Brian Dolan - Synergy Blue

BRIAN DOLAN – Sr. Vice President of Operations

Brian, a gaming industry veteran, brings over 28 years of casino gaming experience to Synergy Blue. He spent 21 years at Caesars Entertainment, where he played a key role in property openings and operations management. With the Caesars Corporate Gaming team, Brian held the position as Director of Slot Strategy & Gaming Investment. Previously, Brian also held the role of COO with VSR Industries.

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 - Synergy Blue

MICHAEL LOW –Vice President of Technology & Games

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.

Andy Fisher - Synergy Blue

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 - Synergy Blue

PAMELA MATTHEWS – VP of Compliance & Licensing

Pamela brings over 25 years of gaming experience to Synergy Blue. She spent 20 years in various areas of IGT’s Compliance Department, where she played key roles in implementing processes to ensure regulatory compliance in the many jurisdictions the company was licensed and in automating its licensing process. Prior to that, she served as Senior Agent with the Nevada Gaming Control Board where she conducted suitability investigations of gaming applicants.

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.

Derrick Price - Synergy 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 - Synergy Blue

TOM STANKEVICH – Game Producer

Tom became part of the Synergy Blue family right out of school as a Junior Programmer, and has continually grown with the company, swiftly earning his spot on the Leadership Page. He has used his innate technical understanding and keen organizational skills to develop numerous On Demand Products, manage countless Service Window projects for casino clients across the globe, and streamline game dev processes.

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).

Derrick Price - Synergy Blue

JOSEPH BUNEVITH – Vice President of Interactive Gaming

Bio coming soon.

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