Joe Ehrhardt is the CEO and founder of Teslar Software, a provider of portfolio management tools for community financial institutions that aggregate and automate lending and deposit operations processes into a single system, enabling institutions to scale and improve all aspects of the bank. Ehrhardt launched the fintech in 2008 to empower community banks to streamline processes so they could focus on their key differentiator: forming meaningful customer relationships.
Most recently, Ehrhardt has stayed busy helping institutions with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Teslar Software launched three different solutions — Teslar Unite PPP, PPP Forgiveness and PPP Complete — to support banks from the origination to the forgiveness process. In addition to this, the fintech also designed and built PPP.bank, a website to help small businesses manage the PPP forgiveness application, with Mark Cuban and Citizens Bank of Edmond, Okla. And Teslar Software won the Best Fintech Partnership Award at the 2020 Finovate Awards for its collaboration on the website.