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Woodforest will leverage the Savana Platform to unify its operations and optimize processes between the core, back-office, and customer channels

Malvern, PA — May 4, 2023 — Savana, an industry leader in financial software for banks and fintechs, today announced that Woodforest National Bank, a nationally-recognized community bank with branches across the country, has selected Savana as the digital delivery platform to unify its technology ecosystem and streamline operations between the core, back-office, and customer channels.

Woodforest is currently engaging in a full technology stack conversion and chose Savana to unify its departments and service channels through a single digital delivery platform enabling back-office and front-office teams to support all customer and product needs on any channel with speed and consistency.

Richard Ferrara, EVP and Chief Information Officer at Woodforest National Bank, said: “By partnering with Savana, we are doubling down on delivering truly frictionless customer experiences. The platform will enable us to bring our departments together and standardize workflows across the organization – taking Woodforest’s frictionless ‘universal banker’ experience to the next level.”

Mike Wolfel, CEO at Savana, said: “We are honored to be selected as the digital delivery platform for Woodforest National Bank. From the beginning, it was clear that Richard and his team wanted a partner who shared their vision for the future state of banking – with a flexible solution to pave the way forward. Their selection is further validation of Savana’s unique value in this continuously evolving industry.”


Savana unlocks next-generation, customer-centric banking operations through the industry’s first and only Digital Delivery Platform. Leveraging unmatched banking expertise combined with API-first technology, Savana removes the complexities that arise during digital transformation or in creating and launching a new bank. Redefining customer-first operations, Savana is powering the future of banking. For more information about Savana, visit

Celebrating over 40 years of community banking service, Woodforest National Bank has successfully stood among the strongest community banks in the nation, proudly offering outstanding customer service since 1980. Woodforest currently operates over 760 branches in 17 states across the United States and is an Outstanding CRA rated institution. For more information about Woodforest National Bank, please visit Member FDIC.