Joe Ehrhardt is the CEO and founder of Teslar Software, a provider of automated workflow and portfolio management tools that help community financial institutions thrive.
In his role as CEO, Ehrhardt shapes the company’s strategic vision, oversees team/culture and ensures employees have access to the resources they need to enable Teslar’s community financial institution clients to streamline processes and improve operations with better data.
Ehrhardt has 20 years of experience in the banking industry. He began his career as a teller at Arvest Bank and later joined ANB Financial as the bank’s first software developer and built a dedicated team challenging what banks could do with technology. Ehrhardt’s team built the bank’s internet banking system, exceptions system, gift card system, onboarding, doc prep and lead a team dedicated to business process reengineering.
During his time at community banks, Ehrhardt witnessed firsthand the impact that these institutions have on local consumers and small businesses. The power of community banking inspired him to create Teslar to provide these banks with the necessary tools to grow with efficiency, transparency and confidence.
Ehrhardt earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a master’s degree in information systems from the University of Arkansas. He resides in Springdale with his wife and four daughters.