Meet Bankers Healthcare Group, a trusted financial partner focused primarily on providing innovative solutions to healthcare professionals.


Recognizing the unique financing needs of healthcare professionals, BHG ownership created a vision to found Bankers Healthcare Group in 2001. As the company has grown from three to over 400, Bankers Healthcare Group has remained committed to providing healthcare professionals with the most innovative financial solutions in the industry.

  1. Bankers Healthcare Group founded

  2. Surpassed $100 million in loan fundings

    Ranked no. 5 overall on Inc. magazine’s annual list of America’s fastest growing privately held companies, the Inc. 500|5000

  3. Surpassed $100 million in loan fundings in one year

  4. BHG Chairman and CEO Al Crawford selected to participate in the CEO Project

  5. Expanded offerings to physical therapists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners

  6. Opened National Sales Office in New York City

    Surpassed $200 million in funded loans for a single year

    BHG owners named Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year in Florida

  7. Received the Inc. Hire Power Award for job creation

    Moved into newly renovated Financial Headquarters in Syracuse, NY

    Surpassed $1 billion in total funded loans

  8. Partnered with Pinnacle Bank to launch BHG Power Mastercard® credit card

  9. Moved into newly renovated corporate headquarters in Davie, FL

    Pinnacle Bank acquired 30% share in BHG

    Launched BHG Insurance Services

  10. Pinnacle purchased additional 19% of BHG, increased ownership stake to 49%

    Surpassed $2 billion in total funded loans

  11. Ranked on Inc. 5000 for the 11th time

    Surpassed $3 billion in total funded loans

  12. Surpassed $4 billion in total funded loans


Our commitment to healthcare professionals goes beyond providing innovative financial solutions. We are proud to align ourselves with various professional organizations and industry partners:



Bankers Healthcare Group is a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ Rating.

inc 500/5000

Bankers Healthcare Group has been honored 12 times on the Inc. 500/5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing companies.

ernst & young

Bankers Healthcare Group owners named Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year.

best workplaces in financial services & insurance

FORTUNE Magazine ranked Bankers Healthcare Group the No. 2 workplace in the financial services industry among small/medium sized companies.


Our history of success is credited to our leadership, who continue to turn the Bankers Healthcare Group vision into a reality by understanding the complex needs and challenges of today’s practitioners and working to expand and improve our programs to further your success.

Since its inception, Bankers Healthcare Group has received numerous awards and accolades for continued growth and innovation, including recognition from Inc. 12 times. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about loan programs and credit cards, as well as the unique process that makes Bankers Healthcare Group a leader in financing to healthcare professionals nationwide.

Chairman/CEO & Founders

Al Crawford

Chairman/CEO & Original Founder

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BHG is led by Al Crawford, Chairman and CEO. Our team of seasoned industry professionals has over 100 years of combined experience. They represent a distinct skill set passion, innovation and customer-care focus.

Eric Castro

Original Founder

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Eric Castro co-founded BHG with a deep passion for effective leadership and execution. He is driven to help people realize their full potential, achieve their goals, break barriers, and reach new heights.

Executive Leadership

Edmund Durant

Chief Accounting & Risk Officer

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Chris Panebianco

Chief Marketing Officer

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Juan Carlos Ortigosa

Chief Revenue Officer

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Christopher Cali, Esq.

Chief Legal Officer

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Dan McSherry

Chief Financial Officer

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Tyler Crawford

CEO of Patient Lending & Chief Business Development Officer

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Chris Hunt

Chief Technology Officer

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Thomas Davis

SVP of Placements

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April Brissette

Chief Credit Officer

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Brian Szyffer

Director of Financial Planning & Reporting

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Jacob Corlyon

Chairman/CEO – Capital Collection Management

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Juliana Haggerty

SVP of Collections

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Danielle Walker

Chief Strategic Officer

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Zach Raus

President, Lending Division

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Mark Schmidt

CEO of FundEx Solutions Group

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Gale Simons-Poole

Chief Regulatory Relations Officer

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Jim Kennedy

Chief Compliance Officer

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BHG's team is full of people who are optimistic, who have passion, energy, purpose, and use these qualities to execute projects with excellence and build BHG. Here, each and every team member has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Working with us is a chance to make a difference, for your company and for your career.

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Bankers Healthcare Group Announces Plans for New Financial Headquarters and Job Growth in Downtown Syracuse

Syracuse, N.Y. – Record-breaking growth is driving Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for licensed healthcare practitioners and other highly-skilled professionals, to build a new financial headquarters in Syracuse, N.Y. BHG broke ground with government officials at the new site today and announced the potential to create more than 300 jobs in Syracuse

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Bankers Healthcare Group Certified as a Great Place to Work for Fourth Consecutive Year

Davie, Fla. – Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare practitioners and other licensed professionals, is Great Place to Work-Certified™ for its fourth consecutive year. Using both the feedback of BHG employees and Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven “For All” methodology, the program confirmed that 96% of BHG employees consider

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Bankers Healthcare Group Ranked 1# Large Employer in Central New York

Syracuse, N.Y. – Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare practitioners and other licensed professionals, took the top spot at the Best Places to Work in Central New York Awards. This is the second consecutive year BHG ranked #1 in the 100+ Employees category. The seventh annual awards, presented by the Business

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Bankers Healthcare Group Announces 1,000 Bank Partners Nationwide

Davie, FL – Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare practitioners and other licensed professionals, is proud to announce that 1,000 banks nationwide have purchased more than $4 billion in loan products from BHG since its founding in 2001. “This is an incredible milestone for our company,” said Albert Crawford, Founder,

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