Chief Credit Officer
As the Chief Credit Officer at BHG, April Brissette leads the credit team and their loan decisions on approximately 3,500 applications per month. She also adeptly tracks departmental statistics, oversees credit policy, and assists partner banks with their analyses. In this role, April plays a pivotal part in regulatory exams from a risk perspective. Prior to her role as CCO, April was a Credit Analyst at BHG for many years.
Additionally, April heads up the Funding Department at BHG. The Funding team works directly with the borrower to facilitate the process between approval and receipt of funds. This group secures contingencies, and completes the final quality control review prior to disbursement of funds. Lead by April, this team processes approximately 1,500 files per month.
April was named President of Fund-Ex Solutions Group, LLC in 2017. This wholly owned subsidiary holds one of only fourteen Small Business Lending Company licenses issued by the SBA nationwide. April completed the robust application, created the business plan, and was instrumental in gaining approval in the fall of 2018. Fund-Ex Solutions Group, LLC funded their first SBA guaranteed loan in early 2019, and the team is enjoying a growing pipeline of borrowers.
April was named to Central New York's 40 Under 40 list in 2017, being recognized for her leadership in both the workplace and community. Additionally, she was given the “Outstanding Mentor” award by the CNY Business Journal at the 2018 Successful Business Women Awards. April has earned the Employee of the Year award three times since joining BHG, as well as several other awards.
Prior to joining BHG in 2007, April gained experience in accounting field while pursuing higher education. She earned her associate’s degree in Accounting from Onondaga Community College and her bachelor’s degree in Finance from Columbia College.