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Joe Ehrhardt

Joe Ehrhardt
Joe Ehrhardt is the CEO and founder of Teslar Software. 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.
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Community Banking in 2021

Posted by Joe Ehrhardt on Wed, Jun 30, 2021

Community banks have always been good at creating lifetime customers, but evolving technology and customer demands can complicate your ability to satisfy customers post-pandemic. There is a running joke in the banking industry that the pandemic took five years of technology growth and pressed it into one. With the additional demands put on bankers by the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), that joke is one hundred percent true. Now that these digital expectations have been set, there’s no going back. Bankers can’t revert to doing things the same way they did before the pandemic. It’s just not an option.

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Three Ways To Extend Efficiencies Throughout Your Organization

Posted by Joe Ehrhardt on Mon, Nov 25, 2019

Community banks today are finding themselves under mounting pressure. The battle for deposits is more critical than ever before, new entrants to the space are creating unprecedented competition, customer expectations continue to climb and technology is evolving at a rapid rate. Not to mention, these institutions are expected to effectively manage and maintain regulatory requirements, security protocols and growing their portfolios – all within set budgets.

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Welcome Bank of Grand Lake

Posted by Joe Ehrhardt on Fri, Feb 15, 2019
We want to welcome Bank of Grand Lake to the Teslar Family. Join Us
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Teslar & ICBA

Posted by Joe Ehrhardt on Wed, Jan 9, 2019

Teslar by 3E was selected to participate in the ICBA Think Tech accelerator.

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Goodbye 2018

Posted by Joe Ehrhardt on Tue, Jan 1, 2019

Teslar/3E would like to say thank you for a great 2018.

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Welcome Malvern National Bank

Posted by Joe Ehrhardt on Mon, Dec 31, 2018

We want to welcome Malvern National Bank to the Teslar family. 

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Welcome First Arkansas Bank & Trust

Posted by Joe Ehrhardt on Wed, Nov 28, 2018

We want to welcome First Arkansas Bank & Trust to the Teslar family. 

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Welcome First National Bank

Posted by Joe Ehrhardt on Tue, Oct 30, 2018
We want to welcome First National Bank to the Teslar family. 
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Factual Data Integration

Posted by Joe Ehrhardt on Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Teslar is excited to announce a completed integration with Factual Data.

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Teslar at the ABA Mega Conference

Posted by Joe Ehrhardt on Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Teslar was out to support bankers and the ABA at the Arkansas ABA Mega Conference. 

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