Keith Ballinger

Keith Ballinger

Director of Program Management for Mobile Developer Cloud Services, Microsoft

Keith Ballinger is Director of Program Management for Mobile Developer Cloud Services at Microsoft.

Keith was previously the VP of Product for Xamarin, which Microsoft acquired in March of 2016.

Keith has a strong background in entrepreneurship, engineering, and product management, dating back to his time as a PM on the original .NET team. In 2007, Keith left Microsoft for the startup world, co-founding several mobile-first startups. In 2012, he led the team that created SmartPay, a mobile payment application that processes over $1 billion each year.

Previous to Xamarin, Keith was the Chief Architect at the YC-backed startup Standard Treasury, building an API-first bank. He’s the author of two books on programming, “.NET Web Service: Architecture and Implementation” and co-author of “Special Edition: Using ASP.”