Since the company was founded in 1997, Synergistix remains committed to our clients’ success. At Synergistix, we view customer satisfaction not as a goal, but as a requirement and a measure of our own success.
Our staff has extensive knowledge in application and database design and development, life sciences software, project management, and telecommunications and networking. We also have extensive experience in a wide array of modern development technologies and methodologies.
Learn About our Leadership Team:
Don Schenker, President and CEO
As President, CEO and co-founder of Synergistix, Don is responsible for establishing the guiding principles of the company and aligning the ideas, strategies and resources required to realize the vision.
Don has more than 15 years’ experience in the information technology field, including application development, project management and network support. Throughout his career, Don has worked with both large and small clients, including Siemens Stromberg-Carlson, a division of Siemens AG, and The Panda Project. For the last seven years, Don has focused on the design and implementation of innovative information systems for the life sciences industry.
Prior to founding Synergistix, Don was the director of marketing systems for Ryder System, Inc., a global provider of supply-chain, logistics and transportation management solutions.
Don holds an M.B.A. and M.S. in Computer Engineering from Nova Southeastern University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Engineering at Florida Atlantic University. In 2002, he was appointed to the board of directors of the 2003 and 2004 PDMA Sharing Conference, and was re-elected for a second two-year term to support the conference through 2006.
Darren M. Coleman, Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Darren is responsible for managing the technological advancements, strategic alignment of all client value-building activities across the company and day-to-day operations that set Synergistix apart in the life sciences software and services marketplace.
Darren began his career in the pharmaceutical industry as a professional sales representative promoting various oral and intravenous specialty medicines including dermatologic products.
Throughout his 25-year career in the industry, Darren has amassed experiences in sales, operations, business strategy and global execution through roles including district sales manager, director of sales & marketing operations and executive director of global commercial business services and vice president of global strategy & operations. He has managed large teams and delivered value oriented solutions for organizations like Hoechst-Roussel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Purdue Pharma L.P., UCB Group, Stiefel Laboratories Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline.
Darren is a proud alumnus of the University of Florida where he earned an undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He also received his Master’s in business administration from Western Carolina University and masters in pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing from Saint Joseph’s University. He is an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. He and his wife live in Raleigh, North Carolina with their children.
Jay Lambert, Managing Director Sample Management and Compliance
As Managing Director Sample Management and Compliance, Jay oversees Synergistix Sample Management business operations and offerings. Jay is responsible for driving business strategy, developing best practices to ensure operational efficiencies, directing system development, identifying business opportunities, managing client and partner relationships, and guiding daily operations.
Prior to joining Synergistix, Jay worked at Siemens (Telecom) where he mastered a variety of related roles in software development, project management and software development management during his 12-year tenure. His employment at Siemens included three years on international assignment at Siemens Headquarters in Munich Germany. He also served as an internal ISO/Quality representative at Siemens in conjunction with his other roles at the company.
Jay holds an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified ISO 9000 internal auditor. Jay is currently pursuing Master’s certification in Project Management and Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. Jay resides in Deerfield Beach, Florida with his family.