Creative thinkers.
Passionate problem solvers.
Enthusiastic partners.

Experience matters.

Our People

200+

full time employees

Meet the people who, together, create Cynergy. We are dreamers and doers, engineers and designers, collaborators and problem solvers. Together, we comprise a talented community of curious minds and passionate professionals who live and breathe your business. We work hard to understand, imagine, design, and construct incredible digital experiences that deliver meaning to customers and employees and add value to your business.

What is our passion? Solving difficult problems. We embrace opportunities to craft digital experiences that address our clients’ toughest challenges. We thrive on difficult situations in which we get to roll up our sleeves, ask thought-provoking questions, explore possibilities, and uncover the hidden drivers of your business. When there are questions, we find answers. If there are opportunities, we help companies seize them.

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Our Leadership

Leadership. It’s less about who’s the boss and more about having talented people who are in a position to help others–our fellow colleagues and our clients–aspire for and achieve their absolute best. Meet the members who make up Cynergy’s management team.

  • Carson Hager
    Managing Director

    As Managing Director, Carson Hager drives the strategy and growth of KPMG’s digital and mobile solutions. The former President and Founder of Cynergy also focuses on developing the next generation of KPMG’s digital leaders worldwide.

    Previous to his long career in software development, Carson studied Finance and International Management at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and finally appreciates the seemingly endless accounting classes he endured there. You can reach Carson at carson.hager@cynergy.com.

    As Managing Director, Carson Hager drives the strategy and growth of KPMG’s digital and mobile solutions. The former President and Founder of Cynergy also focuses on developing the next generation of KPMG’s digital leaders worldwide.

    Previous to his long career in software development, Carson studied Finance and International Management at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and finally appreciates the seemingly endless accounting classes he endured there. You can reach Carson at carson.hager@cynergy.com.

  • Dave Wolf
    Managing Director

    As Managing Director, Dave Wolf helps to develop KPMG’s digital transformation strategy. Formerly the Vice President of Research and Development at Cynergy, Dave helps drive our vision, future growth opportunities and thought leadership. Dave is an avid and engaging speaker, and can be frequently found presenting research and innovation work at conferences worldwide, in the press and to industry analysts.

    In earlier lives, Dave held senior engineering and marketing management positions at major enterprise software corporations including Microsoft and Sybase. Based in Washington DC, Dave is often on the road more than he is in the District, passionately spreading his belief that digital experiences can affect serious business change. You can reach Dave at dave.wolf@cynergy.com.

    As Managing Director, Dave Wolf helps to develop KPMG’s digital transformation strategy. Formerly the Vice President of Research and Development at Cynergy, Dave helps drive our vision, future growth opportunities and thought leadership. Dave is an avid and engaging speaker, and can be frequently found presenting research and innovation work at conferences worldwide, in the press and to industry analysts.

    In earlier lives, Dave held senior engineering and marketing management positions at major enterprise software corporations including Microsoft and Sybase. Based in Washington DC, Dave is often on the road more than he is in the District, passionately spreading his belief that digital experiences can affect serious business change. You can reach Dave at dave.wolf@cynergy.com.

  • Mark Shank
    Managing Director

    As Managing Director, Mark Shank oversees all development and design for KPMG’s digital and mobile solutions. Whether working with our customers, business partners, experience group, or technical leadership, the former Vice President of Digital Experiences for Cynergy keeps everyone focused on powering digital transformation.

    Along with a career spent in management and consulting, Mark holds an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland. Although based out of Baltimore, Mark is frequently on the road in one of our many offices meeting with our development teams and working towards the success of their projects. You can reach Mark at mark.shank@cynergy.com.

    As Managing Director, Mark Shank oversees all development and design for KPMG’s digital and mobile solutions. Whether working with our customers, business partners, experience group, or technical leadership, the former Vice President of Digital Experiences for Cynergy keeps everyone focused on powering digital transformation.

    Along with a career spent in management and consulting, Mark holds an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland. Although based out of Baltimore, Mark is frequently on the road in one of our many offices meeting with our development teams and working towards the success of their projects. You can reach Mark at mark.shank@cynergy.com.

  • Aaron Adams
    Director of Experience Design

    Aaron leads the Experience Design Group at Cynergy, an award-winning creative team that specializes in world-class user experience design. Aaron’s group drives the information architecture, workflow, and user experience facets of all Cynergy projects.

    Prior to Cynergy, Aaron led product development and design for WorkLife Media, recognized as an Adobe MAX Award finalist for consumer-facing applications. He studied Visual Communications at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI. You can reach Aaron at aaron.adams@cynergy.com.

    Aaron leads the Experience Design Group at Cynergy, an award-winning creative team that specializes in world-class user experience design. Aaron’s group drives the information architecture, workflow, and user experience facets of all Cynergy projects.

    Prior to Cynergy, Aaron led product development and design for WorkLife Media, recognized as an Adobe MAX Award finalist for consumer-facing applications. He studied Visual Communications at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI. You can reach Aaron at aaron.adams@cynergy.com.

  • Jim Donaghy
    Director of Technical Leadership

    As head of the Technical Leadership group, Jim leads the group that sets the technical direction and architecture for our projects, creates development plans, leads the implementation of designs, mentors developers, ensures code quality, and actively participates in development. Donaghy works to refine our development methodology and improve our consulting and technical practices.

    Jim has extensive experience in the full lifecycle of software development and has worked in such diverse verticals as Finance, HR, eCommerce, Media, Real Estate, Medical Equipment, and Engineering for startups through Fortune 100 companies. You can reach Jim at jim.donaghy@cynergy.com.

    As head of the Technical Leadership group, Jim leads the group that sets the technical direction and architecture for our projects, creates development plans, leads the implementation of designs, mentors developers, ensures code quality, and actively participates in development. Donaghy works to refine our development methodology and improve our consulting and technical practices.

    Jim has extensive experience in the full lifecycle of software development and has worked in such diverse verticals as Finance, HR, eCommerce, Media, Real Estate, Medical Equipment, and Engineering for startups through Fortune 100 companies. You can reach Jim at jim.donaghy@cynergy.com.

  • Steve Berry
    Director of Marketing

    As Director of Marketing, Steve is responsible for managing the Cynergy brand and positioning the company and its services to Fortune 1000 decision makers. Steve works closely with his marketing team to generate brand awareness and new client opportunities through compelling content, targeted messaging, and strong relationships throughout the analyst community.

    Steve joined Cynergy in 2012 and brings with him 19 years of marketing leadership experience that has focused on corporate marketing, new service development, and marketing research. Steve holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business and can be reached at steve.berry@cynergy.com.

    As Director of Marketing, Steve is responsible for managing the Cynergy brand and positioning the company and its services to Fortune 1000 decision makers. Steve works closely with his marketing team to generate brand awareness and new client opportunities through compelling content, targeted messaging, and strong relationships throughout the analyst community.

    Steve joined Cynergy in 2012 and brings with him 19 years of marketing leadership experience that has focused on corporate marketing, new service development, and marketing research. Steve holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business and can be reached at steve.berry@cynergy.com.

  • Justin Williams
    Director of Software Development

    Justin grows and supports the UI and services Development Groups at Cynergy, who are charged with delivering the full vision of a truly unique, effective, and responsive user experience. Developers come to Cynergy passionate to work on industry leading applications that deliver the kind of quality, attention to detail, and polish within that is implied by their visual finishes.

    Always a curious learner, Justin’s career has spanned everything from embedded systems to rich UI development. With over 15 years as a serious engineer, including many as a Cynergy Developer and Technical Lead, he is continually excited to work closely with the amazing talent our company has cultivated. You can reach Justin at justin.williams@cynergy.com.

    Justin grows and supports the UI and services Development Groups at Cynergy, who are charged with delivering the full vision of a truly unique, effective, and responsive user experience. Developers come to Cynergy passionate to work on industry leading applications that deliver the kind of quality, attention to detail, and polish within that is implied by their visual finishes.

    Always a curious learner, Justin’s career has spanned everything from embedded systems to rich UI development. With over 15 years as a serious engineer, including many as a Cynergy Developer and Technical Lead, he is continually excited to work closely with the amazing talent our company has cultivated. You can reach Justin at justin.williams@cynergy.com.

  • Jeff Casemier
    Director of Strategy

    As Director of Strategy, Jeff leads and mentors Cynergy’s group of Innovation Strategists. These highly creative problem solvers work to understand and inform our clients’ business goals, identify unknown user values and motivations, and transform these insights into opportunities and ideas for engaging experiences that produce results.

    Jeff works to continually evolve our Strategy offerings and improve our methodology to ensure maximum business value. He brings over 15 years experience creating digital experiences, an extensive Design background, and a passion for helping people live better lives through technology. Jeff has led business transformation efforts in Finance, Defense, Automotive, I.T., and Retail verticals. You can reach Jeff at jeff.casemier@cynergy.com.

    As Director of Strategy, Jeff leads and mentors Cynergy’s group of Innovation Strategists. These highly creative problem solvers work to understand and inform our clients’ business goals, identify unknown user values and motivations, and transform these insights into opportunities and ideas for engaging experiences that produce results.

    Jeff works to continually evolve our Strategy offerings and improve our methodology to ensure maximum business value. He brings over 15 years experience creating digital experiences, an extensive Design background, and a passion for helping people live better lives through technology. Jeff has led business transformation efforts in Finance, Defense, Automotive, I.T., and Retail verticals. You can reach Jeff at jeff.casemier@cynergy.com.

  • Michael Wolf
    Director of Technology

    As Director of Technology, Michael brings over 15 years of leadership in the development of cutting edge web, mobile, and desktop experiences. This includes solution design, strategy, and team leadership for countless clients, from startups to Fortune 50 companies.

    As ambassador for Cynergy, Michael has presented on stage at MIX, TechEd, Enterprise Mobility Summit, and regularly contributes to the technical community through leading talks at numerous code camps, meet ups, and user groups. You can reach Michael at michael.wolf@cynergy.com.

    As Director of Technology, Michael brings over 15 years of leadership in the development of cutting edge web, mobile, and desktop experiences. This includes solution design, strategy, and team leadership for countless clients, from startups to Fortune 50 companies.

    As ambassador for Cynergy, Michael has presented on stage at MIX, TechEd, Enterprise Mobility Summit, and regularly contributes to the technical community through leading talks at numerous code camps, meet ups, and user groups. You can reach Michael at michael.wolf@cynergy.com.

  • Rick George
    Director of Account Management

    With a long career in enterprise software development, Rick oversees all account management efforts at Cynergy. Rick combines seventeen years in development with seven years in enterprise sales and is passionate about helping each Cynergy customer achieve their business objectives through the creation of rich and engaging digital experiences.

    Prior to joining the Cynergy team, Rick spent nearly two decades designing and building mainframe, client/server, and web based software applications for a wide range of clients. Rick holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analysis (MIS) from Texas A&M University. Rick can be reached at rick.george@cynergy.com

    With a long career in enterprise software development, Rick oversees all account management efforts at Cynergy. Rick combines seventeen years in development with seven years in enterprise sales and is passionate about helping each Cynergy customer achieve their business objectives through the creation of rich and engaging digital experiences.

    Prior to joining the Cynergy team, Rick spent nearly two decades designing and building mainframe, client/server, and web based software applications for a wide range of clients. Rick holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analysis (MIS) from Texas A&M University. Rick can be reached at rick.george@cynergy.com

  • Jason Mowery
    Director of Strategy

    Jason joined Cynergy after 17 years in the wireless industry with leadership roles in Training, IT and Marketing. He is adept at helping Cynergy’s customers to spot emerging trends, achieve technology integration, improve employee performance, and engage with their customers.

    As Director of Strategy, Jason’s extensive career and unique perspective is consistently woven with a thread of business and employee improvement. He continues to share his experience on a global scale to help companies shift, embrace and deploy game changing enterprise mobile applications. You can reach Jason at jason.mowery@cynergy.com.

    Jason joined Cynergy after 17 years in the wireless industry with leadership roles in Training, IT and Marketing. He is adept at helping Cynergy’s customers to spot emerging trends, achieve technology integration, improve employee performance, and engage with their customers.

    As Director of Strategy, Jason’s extensive career and unique perspective is consistently woven with a thread of business and employee improvement. He continues to share his experience on a global scale to help companies shift, embrace and deploy game changing enterprise mobile applications. You can reach Jason at jason.mowery@cynergy.com.

  • Kes Sampanthar
    Director of Research

    As Cynergy’s Director of Research, Kes leads research into the future of digital experience and engagement. He is a world-renowned innovator and the inventor of ThinkCube, an innovation tool used by top companies around the globe. He is a leading thinker and speaker on innovation strategy and the science of engagement, and one of the first researchers to use game design principles to create engaging enterprise systems.

    Kes has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of technology innovation–from R&D into artificial intelligence to game design. Recently, he’s imagining the future of products, services, and technology based on the latest research in neuroscience, anthropology, sociology, and behavioral economics. Reach Kes at kes.sampanthar@cynergy.com.

    As Cynergy’s Director of Research, Kes leads research into the future of digital experience and engagement. He is a world-renowned innovator and the inventor of ThinkCube, an innovation tool used by top companies around the globe. He is a leading thinker and speaker on innovation strategy and the science of engagement, and one of the first researchers to use game design principles to create engaging enterprise systems.

    Kes has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of technology innovation–from R&D into artificial intelligence to game design. Recently, he’s imagining the future of products, services, and technology based on the latest research in neuroscience, anthropology, sociology, and behavioral economics. Reach Kes at kes.sampanthar@cynergy.com.

  • James Moné
    Director of Program Management

    As the Director of Program Management, James leads the Cynergy group responsible for meeting customer expectations around budget, time, and quality; while supporting the creative and technical teams that make Cynergy tick.

    James joins Cynergy with extensive experience in project management and management consulting, with broad experience across a number of senior management roles in the financial, healthcare, and technology sectors.

    Prior to joining Cynergy James spent 14 years at EDS, UCLA Medical Center, and as an independent consultant. You can reach James at james.mone@cynergy.com.

    As the Director of Program Management, James leads the Cynergy group responsible for meeting customer expectations around budget, time, and quality; while supporting the creative and technical teams that make Cynergy tick.

    James joins Cynergy with extensive experience in project management and management consulting, with broad experience across a number of senior management roles in the financial, healthcare, and technology sectors.

    Prior to joining Cynergy James spent 14 years at EDS, UCLA Medical Center, and as an independent consultant. You can reach James at james.mone@cynergy.com.

  • Chris Mahoney
    Director of Strategy

    As Director of Strategy, Chris focuses on new ways to apply Cynergy’s years of award-winning expertise in user experience design and application development to solve problems in the delivery and execution of healthcare and other markets.

    Previous to his role at Cynergy, Chris was director, strategic accounts at WebMD, solution sales executive at IMS Health, where he worked with biotech and pharma companies on a number of marketplace issues, including patient adherence and compliance. He received his MPA in healthcare economics and BA in sociology and political science from University of Arizona. You can reach Chris at chris.mahoney@cynergy.com.

    As Director of Strategy, Chris focuses on new ways to apply Cynergy’s years of award-winning expertise in user experience design and application development to solve problems in the delivery and execution of healthcare and other markets.

    Previous to his role at Cynergy, Chris was director, strategic accounts at WebMD, solution sales executive at IMS Health, where he worked with biotech and pharma companies on a number of marketplace issues, including patient adherence and compliance. He received his MPA in healthcare economics and BA in sociology and political science from University of Arizona. You can reach Chris at chris.mahoney@cynergy.com.

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    Baltimore, Maryland

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    505 South Exeter Street

    Baltimore, MD 21202, USA

    1.410.246.4911

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    San Diego, CA 92103, USA

    1.619.630.0019

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    100 Grandville Avenue, SW, Suite 202

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

    1.616.258.2203

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    300 State Street, Suite 505

    Rochester, NY 14614, USA

    1.585.420.6004

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    50 E Rio Salado Parkway

    Tempe, AZ 85281, USA

    1.480.428.3126

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    Washington, DC 20036, USA

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    Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    1.206.462.5624

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    320 Martin Street

    Birmingham, MI 48009, USA

    1.866.CYNERGY (296.3749)

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