President & CEO
John's leadership experience comes from over 20 years in business technology and IT solutions. Over 17 of those years have been in service to large financial institutions. His combined leadership experience in banking as well as small business strategic IT consulting gives him a unique blend of perspectives to help shape the vision serving Synagex clients.
Regional President (Golden, CO)
During a 30-year career in Information Technology, Donny has held IT leadership positions at GE, IBM and Philips. Most recently, he comes from 12 years of experience at Philips Healthcare, serving first as a Network Manager and the Global Data Center Leader. Donny is responsible for growing relationship in the Rocky Mountain Region as the Regional President.
Together, we have 50 years of combined technology leadership experience in small to large business. Our team of IT consultants bring technical expertise and outstanding customer service, with earned certifications in CompTIA, VMWare, Microsoft and Cisco. Synagex is also a CMMC Registered Provider Organization, with experience providing easy-to-digest cybersecurity risk assessments.
Chief Information Security Officer
Pete is a Berkshire County native and has worked in business technology for over 25 years. He has worked with businesses both big and small, and served a variety of regulated industries including a leadership role as Corporate Systems Manager at Berkshire Bank. Pete comes to Synagex after helping his wife establish Carver Family Dentistry while serving as the Business and IT Manager.
Vice President of Operations
Leah has worked in Operations for close to 25 years. She started her career at KB Toys as a Help Desk Technician and has held various positions throughout a 12 year tenure, including Buyer and Wholesale Account Manager to QVC. Leah then joined Berkshire Bank, working in Project Management for several years before implementing and managing the Interactive Teller Machine program.
Director of Technology
Nathan has been engulfed in technology since he was 14 and got his first PC. Over the last 23 years, he has dug into almost every aspect of technology, from Software Development to the end-user and everything in between. When he’s not tackling new IT challenges, he spends time with his various hobbies, woodworking, reading, tinkering, and family.
Mel has been working with computers for 30+ years as a “tinkerer” and spent 5 years working in the IT/MSP field before joining the Synagex team. She has experience in desktop and software support, manufacturing, sales and 20+ years in customer service. Mel has run her own successful karaoke DJ business and sings every time she has the chance. She does light construction on her own house in her spare time and is a very proud wife of a nurse and stepmom of two.
Senior Cybersecurity Administrator
Matt has always been interested in technology and figuring out it all works. He is heavily focused on cyber security, cloud computing, and automation. For the last few years he has been focused on developing and managing security operation centers concentrating on tool and process optimization. In his spare time he enjoys security research, video and table-top games, and coaching lacrosse.
Chris is here to help customers with any larger IT problems. He likes interacting with customers on site to assist with their issues or bigger projects that need multiple hands. He is happy to jump in and get you back to doing better work & better business!
Service Desk Technician
DJ is a member of the Service Desk team. DJ was previously a machinist for several local manufacturers but has always had a passion for all things IT related. DJ is also a talented guitarist and plays in a band in his spare time—talk about multi-talented!
Sales & Culture Specialist
Kelsey has many years of experience in Event Sales + Event Coordination/Management. Her passion for working with people, creating enjoyable atmospheres, and attention to the small but important details lead her to a role as Synagex’s Culture and Sales Specialist. Kelsey enjoys skiing with her family in these Berkshire winters!
Michael has over 25 years of experience owning and running a SME while practicing orthopaedic hand surgery. One of his favorite roles included educating patients, students and colleagues. In addition, he has always had an interest in technology evolving from DXing to building his own synthesizer. Michael has a passion for understanding the details. This serves him well in challenging world of cybersecurity. In his spare time, Michael enjoys many hobbies – photography in particular!
Ray has always enjoyed working with servers and virtual machines, VMware in particular. He is self-taught in PC’s, servers, and basic networking, but has 9 years of on-the-job experience and continues to learn and expand his technical skills and knowledge. He has his own home server, which he uses to enhance his knowledge and skills of VMware, Windows servers, networking, etc. Besides his passion for IT, he is an avid Star Trek fan.
Matt was born and raised in the Berkshires, but received his degree for Cybersecurity and Networking at Champlain College in VT. Although fairly new to the professional environment of IT, he is wearing a few hats at Synagex and diving in to cybersecurity and helping on the service team. In his spare time, he enjoys playing dungeons and dragons.
“They have great people in the office — John himself, Dave — they’re top notch.
Steve, in the field, is a network expert.
He comes to our facility and there’s just nothing the guy can’t fix.”
- Rick Laureyns, President & CEO at Laureyns United