As Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of BHG Financial, Al Crawford is responsible for overseeing all facets of the company and its operations. Under Al’s leadership since 2001, BHG Financial has become one of the largest and most successful fintechs in the United States.
Starting the business with only $25,000, BHG Financial has funded more than $11 billion in financial solutions to date. The company’s lending division, BHG Money, provides business and personal loan solutions and credit cards to people across all industries.
In addition, Al has facilitated the creation of the largest community bank network in the country. Comprised of 1,400+ banks, the BHG Bank Network was built to support financial institutions by offering a suite of innovative services, such as digital lending, risk management services, and a state-of-the-art loan delivery platform, the BHG Loan Hub.
Al’s dedication to meeting the needs of his clients has led to a rarity in the financial industry: the creation of a full family of brands. Ranging from business, consumer, and SBA 7(a) loans to credit cards, collection services, risk management services, and point-of-sale financing, BHG Financial’s comprehensive solution suite touches consumers, businesses, and financial institutions nationwide.
Since 2020, BHG Financial (then Bankers Healthcare Group) has expanded into the ABS market, completing four monumental transactions. Backed by a mix of commercial and consumer loans, the last two transactions received a “AAA(sf)” rating from Kroll, demonstrating the quality of the company’s loan products, performance history, and the transaction’s structure.
Just as Al’s leadership has allowed the company to expand into new products and markets, his impact is evident in the workplace and in the company’s winning culture. Doubling in size since the start of the pandemic, the company has scaled up to 1,400+ employees and continues to be recognized regionally and nationally.