Meet Bankers Healthcare Group, a trusted financial partner focused exclusively 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 300, 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. Surpassed $2 billion in total funded loans

    Moved into newly renovated corporate headquarters in Davie, FL

    Pinnacle Bank aquired 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


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. ten 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

Albert Crawford

Chairman/CEO & Original Founder

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BHG is led by Albert 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.

Bob Castro

Original Founder

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Eric Castro

Original Founder

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Executive Leadership

Edmund Durant

Chief Financial Officer

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Chris Panebianco

Chief Marketing Officer

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Chris Hunt

Chief Technology Officer

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Juan Carlos Ortigosa

Chief Revenue Officer

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Tyler Crawford

Chief Business Development Officer

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Dan McSherry

SVP, Business Intelligence

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Tom Davis

SVP of Placements

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April Brissette

Chief Credit Officer

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Brian Szyffer

Director of Financial Planning and Reporting

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Juliana Haggerty

Chief of Staff

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Zach Raus

President, Lending Division

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Christopher Cali, Esq.

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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Mark Schmidt

Chief Regulatory Relations Officer

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Gale Simons-Poole

Regulatory Relations Officer (SBA)

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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 Ranks on the Inc. 5000 List for 12th Time

Davie, FL – Inc. magazine today announced that Bankers Healthcare Group made the Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. To mark its 12th year on the list, BHG—a leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare professionals—earned a rank of #4410. “To make the Inc. 5000 a dozen times is

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Bankers Healthcare Group Certified as a 2018 Great Place to Work

Syracuse, N.Y. – Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare professionals, is officially certified as a great workplace. BHG earned this certification based on feedback from an anonymous, company-wide employee survey and analysis from Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. “We intentionally practice organizational health

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Bankers Healthcare Group on the Dentaltown Townie Choice Awards Ballot

Syracuse, N.Y. – The 2018 Dentaltown Townie Choice Awards are open for voting and Bankers Healthcare Group, the leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare professionals, is on the ballot in the ‘Equipment + Practice Finance’ category. The 16th annual Townie Choice Awards highlight the best companies and products that dentists from around the country

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Bankers Healthcare Group Donates 400 Backpacks Filled with School Supplies to Guyana Orphanages

Davie, Fla. – Bankers Healthcare Group, the leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare professionals, is partnering with South Florida-based international relief organization Food For The Poor to donate backpacks and school supplies to 400 orphans from Guyana for the upcoming school year. It’s not unusual for the children in these orphanages to lack access

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