EPL, Inc., board announces change in executive leadership and new interim CEO, Robin Kolvek

BIRMINGHAM, AL (July 19, 2016)EPL, Inc., a leading software development firm serving credit unions nationwide, today announced Wayne Benson has resigned his position as chief executive officer of EPL, Inc., effective August 5, 2016. The board has named Robin Kolvek, previously EPL’s senior vice president, business development, as the new interim CEO. Kolvek will assume the responsibilities of her new role immediately. Mr. Benson will be remain available until August 5, 2016, to ensure a smooth transition.

“Mr. Benson has made countless contributions to EPL over the years,” said Gianni Camisa, CEO of Dedagroup, on behalf of EPL’s board. “We understand and support his decision to step down to spend more time with his family and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

EPL is owned by its credit union customers and Dedagroup, a major player in the global IT landscape, with more than 30 offices worldwide and an active presence in 40 countries. Dedagroup, whose software systems power the Trentino cooperative banking model, is headquartered in Trento, Italy, and is part of a $3 billion family company. In 2015, Dedagroup North America (NA) recapitalized EPL and propelled enhancements to facilitate new software development initiatives.

“EPL has an extraordinary opportunity to deliver differentiating value to its customers by providing innovative software solutions and maintaining a first-class level of customer service,” said Kolvek. “We are fully committed to ensuring a seamless transition process, and view this leadership transition as a chance to embrace positive change and continue our evolution as an industry-leading software development company.”

Under Kolvek’s leadership, EPL will use this time of transformation to enhance and expand its competitive product, i-POWER®, thereby generating increased value for customers and stimulating significant growth through new sales and strategic business development initiatives. Together, EPL and Dedagroup will forge a new culture of inclusiveness with one collective mission: to build a better, stronger company for EPL’s customers, employees and partners.

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About EPL, Inc.

EPL, Inc.’s custom software solutions maximize success while improving the member experience for credit unions of all sizes. By leveraging technology and specific member data, EPL’s innovative solutions help client institutions address challenges related to growth and relationship-building. We continually invest in our team and products to deliver an evolving and comprehensive open-system suite of solutions. Founded in 1977 by industry leaders, EPL is a credit union service organization (CUSO) headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. Get Connected today at

About Dedagroup

With a turnover of €220 million, 1,600 employees and more than 3,600 clients, Dedagroup is the 10th Italian-owned IT group. We support enterprises, public institutions and credit institutions in their IT and digital strategies with expertise in applications, technology and system integration. Founded in 2008, the group has always experienced steady growth, internationalising its operations in Mexico, the US, France and the Middle East. The headquarters is located in Trento with branches in Italy and abroad.


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