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Shahbaz Khan

Technical Consultant & Subject-Matter Expert

What is your title at Synergy, and can you give us a gist of your responsibilities?

I work as a Technical Consultant and Subject-Matter Expert (SME) for one of our critical projects for the U.S. Department of Labor. Currently, I’m leading the application development team to help provide the very best service to our client.

How do you spend your free time?

In my free time, I like to watch movies, documentaries, and wrestling or survival shows. My favorite survival shows in particular are Man vs. Wild and Mountain Man.

Besides watching shows, I also love listening to old Indian music, especially Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi and Mukesh.

What has been your favorite vacation?

Because I love historical places, my favorite vacation was actually the most recent one. I made a trip to Mikkeli, Finland, which was an amazing experience. Mikkeli has a rich military and architectural history that I enjoyed exploring while visiting.

Next, I hope to visit Petra in Jordan; the Colosseum and the Mausoleum of Hadrian in Rome, Italy; Leptis, Libya (which was originally a part of Ancient Rome); and Jerusalem and Bethlehem in Israel.

Shahbaz in the Department of Labor (DOL) building in Washington, D.C.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

If I had a chance to give advice to my younger self, I would tell him to never give up and to keep moving forward.

Do you have a favorite quote?

I have three favorite quotes:

  • “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.” – APJ Abdul Kalam
  • “Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.” – APJ Abdul Kalam

If you could do anything for a day, what would it be?

I’d want to spend my day making my wife happy by enjoying time with her and taking her shopping, because her happiness is my happiness.

What have you gained from working at Synergy?

Synergy is one of the best companies I have ever worked with. In my time here, I’ve learned management and leadership skills that have really helped me in my current project. I also love the culture of the company—it’s so cool how everyone is so eager and ready to help each other.