New York – To catapult BHG to its next financial milestone, Bankers Healthcare Group—the source of the most innovative financial solutions available on the market today and the creator of the largest community bank network in the country—appointed Meghan Crawford to President of Institutional Sales. Ms. Crawford, who accelerated through the ranks within BHG’s Bank Division for the past five years by breaking sales goals and setting new records, will lead what is currently the nation’s largest community bank network.
“I’m thrilled to make this appointment and know Meghan will make a tremendous impact. Since joining BHG in 2015, her results have been staggering, as she personally manages the sale of hundreds of millions in financing to our community bank network,” said Al Crawford, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of BHG. “Meghan is a passionate, visionary leader with a transformative approach and deep understanding of the banking industry.”
During her tenure at BHG, Ms. Crawford has issued more than 180 contracts and produced over $700 million in sales. In 2019, she broke through the single-year $200 million sales record.
In her new role, Ms. Crawford oversees BHG’s growth strategy and will focus on expanding the company’s relationships with banks and associations. She is repositioning the unit to align BHG’s product offerings with the individual needs of each community bank so they can strengthen and diversify their portfolios.
“We’re committed to bringing the most innovative financial products to our bank network so they can create new income streams and continue to thrive within their communities. We want to form strategic relationships with every community bank in the country to help them offset the challenges in the market by presenting them with new growth opportunities,” said Ms. Crawford. “I strongly believe in a culture of collaboration and purpose, and our team is excited about helping new and existing bank partners in the year ahead.”
Since 2001, nearly 1,200 community banks in the BHG Bank Network have purchased loans through the BHG Loan Hub, a secure, state-of-the-art digital loan delivery platform. In 2020 alone, BHG sold $2 billion in loans to the BHG Bank Network. Banks can also create a new income stream income by referring surgery centers and hospitals to the BHG Patient Lending Program, which offers patients a loan solution to cover out-of-pocket medical costs.
Ms. Crawford is an active member of many state and national bank associations, including the American Bankers Association and the Independent Community Bankers Association. Recognized as an industry expert, she frequently speaks on topics such as portfolio diversification and credit risk.
In her most recent role at BHG, Ms. Crawford served as Executive Vice President for Institutional Sales. Prior to BHG, she was a director at the Fitch Group company, Business Monitor International, where she managed the growth of the largest portfolio of North American clients in the financial sector. Before that, she worked for IAC, an American holding company that owns brands across 100 countries, mostly in media and Internet.
Ms. Crawford received her bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and currently resides in New York City. She is an active member of New York Cares, American Cancer Society, and CNY Autism Society of America.
About Bankers Healthcare Group
BHG is transforming the financial industry; leveraging the power of data, analytics, and cutting-edge technology to become not only the number one source for professional loans, but the creator of the largest community bank network in the country.
Since 2001, BHG has originated more than $7 billion in loan solutions to top-quality borrowers, which community and midsize banks can access via a state-of-the-art loan delivery platform. Building on nearly two decades of innovation, BHG and its family of brands now offer a full suite of financial solutions that span business, consumer, and SBA 7(a) loans, credit cards, collection services, risk management services, and point-of-sale financing with a focus in patient lending.
With record growth year after year, BHG continues to be recognized regionally and nationally: earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 for 14 years running, and receiving accolades from Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine, among others. BHG is partially owned by Pinnacle Bank (PNFP) and has headquarters in Davie, FL and Syracuse, NY. To learn more about BHG’s financial solutions, visit bankershealthcaregroup.com, and for more information about the BHG Bank Network, click here. Follow BHG on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.