Fortimize and Hawthorn River Partner to Drive Digital Transformation in Community Banking

March 4, 2020


ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fortimize, a Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner for Financial Services, and Hawthorn River, the developer of Loan Origination Software for community banks, are pleased to announce a new partnership.

The strategic engagement between Fortimize and Hawthorn River brings together two organizations dedicated to digitally transforming the community banking industry. By partnering in the Salesforce ecosystem, banks benefit from both the power of a comprehensive end-to-end loan workflow solution and the best methods of dedicated banking practices.

This partnership expands the Hawthorn River Lending™ application to community banks of varying sizes through Fortimize’s professional services expertise.

“I am excited about the decision for Hawthorn River to partner with Fortimize to provide greater value to our customers,” said Jon Rigsby, CEO of Hawthorn River. “This level of professional services and implementation expertise will elevate our ability to drive success within the industry at scale.”

“By partnering with Hawthorn River, our banking practice extends its expertise within the complex loan origination space,” said Darcy Rippon, Banking Practice Director of Fortimize. “We are thrilled to work closely with an organization that is as passionate about the success within community banking as we are.”

About Hawthorn River

Hawthorn River is community banking software designed by community bankers. Our mission is to position community banks to remain competitive and independent in a rapidly consolidating industry. From streamlining the end-to-end lending process to automating specific steps along the way, Hawthorn River helps community banks increase productivity, reduce regulatory risk and elevate the borrower experience. For information, visit

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