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, Albert Crawford, Bob Castro and Eric Castro combined their vision and leadership 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. Albert Crawford, Bob Castro and Eric Castro founded Bankers Healthcare Group

  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%


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.

Albert Crawford

Chairman/CEO and Co-Founder

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Bob Castro

President and Co-founder

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Eric Castro

Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder

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Edmund Durant

Chief Financial Officer

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Christopher Cali, Esq.

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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Chris Panebianco

Chief Marketing Officer

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Mark Schmidt

Chief Regulatory Relations Officer

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Chris Hunt

Chief Technology Officer

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Juan Carlos Ortigosa

Chief Credit Officer

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Tyler Crawford

Chief Business Development Officer

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April Brissette

Chief Lending Officer

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Keith W. Gruebele

Director of Sales Operations

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John A. Aquino

President, Healthcare Lending Solutions Division

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Melissa Whelan

SVP of Global Sales

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Tom Davis

SVP of Placements

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Brett Pugh

VP of Placements

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Jim Kennedy

Chief Compliance Officer

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Brian Szyffer

Director of Financial Planning and Reporting

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Jamie Beth Wiegand


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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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