Chairman/CEO & Original Founder
Al Crawford is a co-founder of BHG and currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for overseeing all facets of the company and its operations.
For 30 years, Al has expertly coordinated loan/lease sales and financing between community banks and companies. His unique passion and excitement for creating financial solutions shines at BHG. He has facilitated over $5 billion with financial institutions, including more than 1,000 banks nationwide.
Al provides guidance and mentoring to his Leadership Team, who he meets with daily. These 13 direct reports are leading their respective teams, and running the day-to-day operations of the company alongside Albert. Because of his hands-on, inclusive management style and thirst for knowledge, his presence in all locations and departments is evident.
In 2012, Al, along with co-founders Bob and Eric Castro, was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Financial Services. And in 2009, he was one of an elite 10 selected from hundreds of the nation’s top CEOs to be a member of the Inc. magazine CEO Project.
Al earned his bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College. He has held licenses as both a commodities broker (Series 3) and a stockbroker (Series 7).