Chris Line

Director, Software Products

Chris Line - Director, Software Products

Chris Line joined HMB in 2001 as a developer. One of his early projects was at the Ohio Department of Education, working on a custom solution to manage federal and state education grant funds being distributed to school districts around the state. Little did Chris or HMB know at the time what this initiative would become; today, HMB’s eGrants solution is used by fifteen state departments of education around the country to manage hundreds of grants, distributing billions of dollars to thousands of school districts. Chris has been involved in the design, development, and implementation of all versions of the eGrants solution, engaging clients to ensure an optimal approach to managing their grant funds while adhering to complex federal and state legislative requirements.

As a Director in HMB’s Software Products Division, Chris works with states to navigate complex procurement processes prerequisite to implementation, provides vision on product roadmap decisions, and manages the ongoing engagement with a number of our state education clients. Beyond his responsibilities relating to the eGrants solution, Chris is actively involved in the expansion of the division’s software products portfolio, assessing the feasibility of software product acquisitions and determining the approach for integrating the products and their related assets into the division.