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Gary Mendel

Co-Founder & COO

Gary likes a challenge, seeing solutions to real world problems in technology since he was a little kid pleading for his first computer (the legendary TI-99/4A, thanks Mom). After graduating from RPI then 4 years coding at Accenture he moved to enterprise software developer Platinum Technology then founding his own startups Outtask and Yopine, building and selling 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?