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

  13. Ranked on Inc. 5000 for the 13th time

    Named #2 Best Workplace in NY by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine

    Surpassed $5 billion in total funded loans

    Surpassed 1,000 bank partners nationwide

  14. BHG extends sales hours of operation until 12am ET Monday - Friday


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

Dan McSherry

Chief Financial Officer

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Tyler Crawford

Chief Operating Officer

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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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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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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 Names Tyler Crawford Chief Operating Officer

Davie, FL – Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for licensed healthcare practitioners and other highly skilled professionals, named Tyler Crawford its Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Mr. Tyler Crawford will oversee operations and product strategy of BHG and its affiliate companies BHG Patient Lending and BHG MC Services, and lead strategic

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Bankers Healthcare Group Extends Weekday Business Hours to Midnight ET

Davie, FL – Jan. 6, 2020 – Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for licensed healthcare practitioners and other highly-skilled professionals, has extended business hours throughout the week to better accommodate the financing needs of its customers. Effective today, customers can speak with BHG loan specialists until midnight ET Monday through Friday.

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Bankers Healthcare Group Hits New Milestone, Provides $5 Billion in Financial Solutions

Davie, Fla. – Bankers Healthcare Group today announced that it has provided more than $5 billion in financial solutions to healthcare practitioners and licensed professionals, marking a new financial record for the company.  “We’re incredibly proud of this milestone and appreciate the customers who have trusted us with their financing needs over the last 18 years,” said Al Crawford, Original Founder, Chairman and CEO of

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BHG Donation Covers Parking Costs for PICU Families at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital

Syracuse, N.Y. – A donation from Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for licensed healthcare practitioners and other highly skilled professionals, to the Upstate Foundation benefits families in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.   Through the donation, parents with children in the PICU won’t have to worry about paying for parking

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