Joe Ehrhardt is the CEO and founder of Teslar Software. Mr. Ehrhardt shapes the company’s strategic vision, guiding relationships and company culture and equipping the team with resources for effectively serving Teslar Software’s clients.
Mr. Ehrhardt launched his career as a teller and has over 20 years of banking expertise. Inspired by the impact community institutions have on local consumers and small businesses, he created Teslar to empower community bankers with the tools they need to leverage efficiency and boost confidence.
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Clayton MitchellManaging Principal
Clayton Mitchell is a managing principal with Crowe LLP in the risk consulting practice specializing in regulatory compliance consulting services for capital markets as well as financial services in the United Kingdom. He has nearly 15 years of experience with on-site regulatory compliance engagements, reviews and audits for domestic and international financial institutions and global payment and financial technology companies.
Mr. Mitchell has experience conducting compliance audits and establishing anti-money laundering test plans as a full-time member of an internal audit team at a financial institution.
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Justin Steffen is a partner at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP. He practices at the intersection of law, banking and innovation. Focusing on bank-fintech partnerships, regulatory and licensing matters and commercial contracting, Mr. Steffen helps bank and fintech clients de-risk the future of financial services. Regardless of the legal issue or the technology involved, he prides himself on being his clients’ go-to attorney for navigating novel legal and regulatory issues.
Clients seek out Mr. Steffen for help with managing and negotiating partnerships (fintech and BaaS), payments issues (real time, wires, ACH, card networks, BIN sponsorship), digital asset matters and other technology-focused concerns (financial privacy, artificial intelligence and machine learning and data analytics and usage).
In the last few years alone, Mr. Steffen has helped clients launch products and services including credit, debit and prepaid cards, payment processing, real-time and faster payments services, commercial and consumer loans, digital asset custody and investment products.
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Kiah Lau HaslettBanking & Fintech Editor
Kiah Lau Haslett is the Banking & Fintech Editor for Bank Director. Kiah is responsible for editing web content and works with other members of the editorial team to produce articles featured online and published in the magazine. Her areas of focus include bank accounting policy, operations, strategy, and trends in mergers and acquisitions.
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