Chris Cline is a Senior Vice President and Group Executive with FIS (the derivative company of Systematics, Inc.) in Little Rock. In this role, Chris has responsibility for the Profile Business Line core banking solution and more broadly all digital channels that support FIS’s large financial institution market in North America. He established the next generation omni-channel digital solution for FIS across assisted and unassisted channels and successfully brought it to market in less than six months.
Chris has been an FIS/Alltel Information Service/Systematics employee at the Little Rock campus since 1991. He started in the highly selective Systematics programmer training program as a college graduate hire from Purdue University. He advanced rapidly into leadership roles and has been a key contributor to FIS’s product line and banking account management over the years. He also functions as the senior FIS executive on the FIS Little Rock campus of ~1300 employees. As a board member of the Venture Center in Little Rock, Chris collaborated with local leaders on the idea and then convinced FIS executive management to sponsor the Little Rock based VC FinTech Accelerator in 2016 which has been an outstanding success for the central Arkansas start-up community as well as a significant boost to innovation for FIS.
Ties to Arkansas
Originally from St. Louis, Chris is a Business Finance graduate of Purdue University. He was recruited in 1991 on campus by Systematics and his first assignment was in Little Rock. He has since become a committed Arkansan and the outspoken promoter of growth for the Little Rock campus inside FIS. He was the initiator of the VC FinTech Accelerator Empowered by FIS and continues to work behind the scenes to keep FIS interested and engaged. He remains a key link to the historical Systematics and its Arkansas roots inside FIS. Chris married a graduate of Hendrix and they have two sons, one graduate and one attending Catholic High. They live in west Little Rock.