Chief of Staff
As BHG’s Chief of Staff, April Brissette provides direct support to BHG Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Al Crawford, and serves as a strategic partner to the BHG leadership team across all areas of the business. She oversees and manages large cross-functional projects and initiatives to ensure they stay on-task, and coordinates the execution of key initiatives.
April joined BHG in 2007. Most recently, she served as President of Fund-Ex Solutions Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of BHG that is one of only 14 non-bank SBA lenders in the country. For more than 10 years prior, she was BHG’s Chief Credit Officer, leading the credit and funding teams and their processing of thousands of loan applications per month.
April is a member of the 2020 class of Leadership Greater Syracuse. She won a Central New York 40 Under Forty Award for her leadership in the workplace and community in 2017 and was named “Outstanding Mentor” in the Central New York Business Journal’s Successful Business Women Awards. She has earned the “Employee of the Year” award three times since joining BHG, as well as several other awards that recognize her impact on the business.
Before joining BHG, April gained experience in accounting while pursuing higher education. She earned her associate degree in Accounting from Onondaga Community College and her bachelor’s degree in Finance from Columbia College. She is currently pursuing her MBA.