Fred Merritt is founder and chief executive officer at Synergy Tech Consulting, a strategic consulting, staffing and technology services company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Fred founded Synergy Tech Consulting in 2008 and remains very hands on in the firm’s day-to-day management.
Fred is currently a Veteran of the United States Army where he served prior to gravitating to work in the Healthcare IT consulting industry. After working for a Big Four consulting company, an independent opportunity arose so Fred took a risk to enter an emerging market that needed professionals with his specific skill set.
Throughout Synergy Tech’s history, Fred has remained focused on providing in-person, tailored services to help clients feel confident in the future of their organization. He set the foundation for Synergy helping bridge the gap between technical and clinical filling a need where clients had no idea where to start. He has a niche for formulating talented teams of professionals that have hard to find skillsets from analysts to certified project managers with both functional and technical expertise.
Fred opened two main branch offices, the other located in Kansas City, to offer regional coverage with local expertise. Working within the healthcare industry, Fred is most passionate about providing hands-on quality work, as he understands the direct impact. Fred always says that the thing that excites him the most about leading Synergy Tech is that the work they do has a direct impact on saving lives.
Synergy Tech has been recognized and has won numerous awards for its customer service, client satisfaction and culture. One of which is the Emerging Leadership award from Small Business Administration (SBA). Fred participated in 100+ hours of rigorous curriculum designed to enable participating businesses to engage in focused development and expansion strategies.
Fred received his Bachelors in Information System and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and two kids. They lead a foundation called the Synergy Tech Foundation, which was founded in memory of his late mother-in-law. The mission of the organization is to foster a welcoming environment for homeless people to find nutritional nourishment through healthy eating.