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Gary Mendel

Co-Founder & COO

Gary likes a challenge, seeing solutions to real world problems in technology ever since he was a little kid begging for his first computer (the legendary TI-99/4A, thanks Mom). After graduating from RPI he learned to code at Accenture, moving to enterprise software developer Platinum Technology then founding his own startups including Outtask and Yopine, creating technology to help people work smarter.

The self-professed non-wine guy on the team, Gary collects motorcycles rather than vintages. His interests range from bikes to history to bass guitar to fitness, and all forms of comedy. Founding WineGame presented Gary with the challenge of building technology for an industry he had to learn from the bottom up. By his account, what could be better than that?