Syrinx Consulting Group
160 Gould Street, Suite 116. Needham, MA 02494
Andrew Gelina brings over 18 years of software architecture and development experience to his role as CEO of Syrinx Consulting, where he is responsible for the strategic direction, technology focus, operations management, and growth of the firm.
Prior to joining Syrinx in 2003, Andrew helped build Web Technology Partners into a leading software engineering consulting firm before selling it in 2000 to Monster.com, the global online career and recruitment resource. During the next three years at Monster, he developed software and managed projects for virtually every area of Monster's operations, from CRM integration to e-commerce to high-traffic, high-volume Web development. He also worked closely with Microsoft to scale its .NET platform to Monster's huge transaction volumes.
Andrew has also worked in several other areas of technology leadership, performing technical due diligence for companies considering acquisitions and selling professional services. He started his career at EDS, helping them develop cellular billing and switch interface software to support the emerging wireless industry.
Andrew graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he received a bachelor's degree in Operations Management. Andrew is a member of the CEO Roundtable of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
Andrew and his 65-member team work on-site and off-site with clients all over the United States.
Keith Ballinger was a founding member of the .NET Framework team at Microsoft, where he worked as a software engineer and then Program Manager from 1999 through 2007. Keith also worked on the MSN Gaming Zone, Windows Media Player, and Active Directory teams.
Keith led the team at Microsoft that implemented the first versions of several Web services specifications, such as WS-Security and WS-Transactions. He was also the chairman of the WS-Basic Profile working group and a member of the OASIS web services security group.
After leaving Microsoft, Keith was the co-founder of Ineva, a start-up dedicated to low-cost cloud computing for emerging markets.
In 2009, Keith joined Wilshire Media as Director of Technology, where he architected Muve Music for cricket wireless (a Brew, Android, and Cloud-based solution) and led the engineering team the built it.
In 2011, Keith co-founded Ravid and helped build Ravid Video Messenger for iPhone & Android.
As a consultant, Keith has been an engineer and manager for a variety of teams and projects for clients including: the Motorcycle Industry Council, Amazon.com, Microsoft, Verizon, ShareBuilder, The Boston Federal Reserve, and Cumberland Farms.
Keith is a joint inventor on over a dozen issued patents and the author of .NET Web Services: Architecture and Implementation.
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