Frontline Education Announces Chris Tonas as Chief Technology Officer
Chris Tonas has joined the company’s executive team as Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Malvern, Pa., December 5, 2023–Frontline Education, a leading provider of administration software purpose-built for educators in K-12, today announced that Chris Tonas has joined the company’s executive team as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Chris brings with him over three decades of invaluable experience in software engineering and development, having held leadership roles at Pluralsight and Oracle.
As CTO, Chris is responsible for leading the technological aspects of the company including engineering and development and managing cloud infrastructure and security.
Mark Gruzin, CEO of Frontline Education, expressed his excitement about Chris joining the team: “As we continue to grow and innovate, we are pleased to welcome Chris as our new CTO. We will gain the benefits of Chris’ extensive experience in software engineering, a track record of strategic leadership, and his commitment to engineering advancements. Chris’ passion for innovation and collaborative spirit align seamlessly with Frontline’s goals.”
Chris has a distinguished career marked by his involvement in major technology advancements. As CTO at Pluralsight, he was responsible for engineering, drove standardization and modernization initiatives, and led the company’s global expansion of the product and technology organizations. At Oracle, he developed and operated the frameworks and platforms powering Oracle Cloud Applications, including Human Capital Management and Enterprise Resource Planning. His leadership extended to a global team of engineers, spanning the U.S., India, Czech Republic and Mexico.
“I am thrilled to join Frontline, a company dedicated to supporting K-12 leaders across the country,” said Tonas. “My focus will be on continuing to drive clarity in technology initiatives, aligning them with business objectives, and ensuring that we are consistently creating meaningful impact for the users of our products. I am also committed to fostering a culture of excellence within our engineering teams.”
Chris’ position as CTO is effective immediately. He will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
About Frontline Education
Frontline Education is a leading provider of school administration software, connecting solutions for student and special programs, business operations and human capital management with powerful analytics to empower educators. Frontline partners with school systems to deliver tools, data and insights that support greater efficiency and productivity, enabling school leaders to spend more time and resources executing strategies that drive educator effectiveness, student success and district excellence.
Frontline’s broad portfolio includes solutions for proactive recruiting and hiring, absence and time management, professional growth, student information systems, special education, special programs, Medicaid reimbursement, school health management, inventory control and asset management, payroll, benefits and financial management, and analytics solutions that help district leaders tap into their data to make more informed decisions for the benefit of their students and communities. Over 10,000 clients representing millions of educators, administrators and support personnel have partnered with Frontline Education in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners.