As COO, Tyler Crawford oversees operations and product strategy of BHG and its affiliate companies BHG Patient Lending and BHG MC Services, in addition to leading strategic growth, business efficiencies, and technology initiatives. Based in BHG’s corporate headquarters, he also focuses on growing of BHG’s operations in the South Florida region.
Since joining BHG in 2012, Tyler has served in numerous managerial roles across the organization, and led multiple new product and business development initiatives. Most recently, he served in a dual role as the Chief Business Development Officer of BHG and the CEO of BHG Patient Lending. Under his leadership, Tyler has developed and grown BHG Patient Lending, a leading provider of a patient financing to patients at ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals across the country. He also launched BHG’s Credit Card program, which has grown to over 60,000 customers and over $700 million in credit-card lines. Additionally, he previously oversaw BHG’s Manhattan office from its inception, which has grown to nearly 50 employees who manage BHG’s portfolio of products.
Prior to BHG, Tyler was an institutional Sales Trader at Dahlman Rose & Company, a NYC-based boutique investment bank focused on the natural resource supply chain. There, he was responsible for developing and expanding institutional and hedge fund client relationships through innovative trading ideas, daily market analysis, and communicating strategies to manage clients’ capital exposure.
Tyler received his B.A. from Gettysburg College and also his Series 7 and 63 licensing from the National Association of Securities Dealers. He also has received his property and casualty insurance agent & broker license from the Department of Insurance in New York State.
As the Chief Revenue Officer, Juan Carlos Ortigosa defines and maintains the revenue strategy, architects and integrates the revenue system, and designs and launches new revenue programs for BHG. Juan’s passion for excellence drives the company’s growth strategies — and is underscored by his commitment to creating a culture of accountability.
Before assuming his current role, Juan served as Chief Credit Officer and Vice President of Risk Management at BHG. His contributions during this time include successfully revamping the company’s credit model and building the analytics department from the ground up.
Prior to joining BHG, Juan was Assistant Vice President of Credit Analytics at BankAtlantic, where he developed predictive models to estimate delinquency and loan loss, and managed risk for a $5 billion portfolio.
Juan earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and management from Florida Atlantic University.
As Chief Financial Officer at BHG, Dan McSherry leads BHG’s corporate finance and investor relations departments. He focuses on the firms’ financial growth strategy, corporate investments, and financing needs.
Dan joined BHG in 2013 as Senior Vice President of Analytics, responsible for driving growth and profitability into the production channel through enhanced data analysis. He has also served in management roles for reporting and business intelligence.
Prior to joining BHG, Dan spent four years at Lockheed Martin Corporation. He has significant experience in the financial services industry, having spent time with CIBC World Markets Inc, UBS Financial and Charles Schwab & Co. Dan’s well-rounded experience includes sales & revenue forecasting, variance analysis, program budgeting and risk management.
Dan earned both his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics and his MBA from Syracuse University.
As Chief Credit Officer at BHG, Ed Durant oversees the company’s Credit Risk Management and Risk Modeling, and is responsible for risk corporate accounting, budgeting, auditing, and risk management. He also leads BHG’s accounting department and policies, and is focused on growing the internal risk division.
An integral member of BHG since 2003, Ed has held positions in accounting, documentation, loan placements, credit underwriting, IT and most prior to his current position—Chief Financial Officer. He created the original credit matrix scoring system, the first aggregated loan amortization tracking system, and the margin calculation—a model to estimate lifetime net revenue on each individual loan transaction.
Ed was named to Central New York’s 2018 40 Under Forty list, recognizing leadership in both the workplace and community. He also received an award from the Business Journal News Network recognizing private company CFOs.
A contributor to his church and Pass ‘Da Rock, a Syracuse-based non-profit giving inner-city youth a safe place for sporting activities, Ed is passionate about charity.
Ed graduated from Colgate University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
As President of Lending Division, Zach Raus has established a powerhouse team of financing professionals responsible for millions of dollars in funded transactions. Through a relentless work ethic, passion for team building and love for the company, Zach has created an impressive culture of success in BHG’s lending division.
Zach started at BHG in 2012 as the corporate athletic trainer. His drive and ability to bring out the best in those around him quickly earned him a position in sales. Since that time, he has worked his way up to his current role and has achieved top honors in the process. His accolades include Sales MVP, Impact Player of the month, Global Impact Player of the Year in 2016, and 2017 Chairman’s Club.
Born and raised in Syracuse, New York, Zach spent his childhood traveling the country competing in Motocross racing—and learning the importance of dedication, motivation, and discipline.
As President of Institutional Relationships, Meghan Crawford-Hamlin oversees the sales strategy for BHG across bank partnerships, association relationships and its affiliate company BHG Patient Lending. Meghan leads a national team focused on growing premium revenue and enhancing the B2B experience for sales clients while driving sales strategy and market development. Meghan is responsible for managing all sales operations including sales reports, meeting sales targets, and estimating sales profit for products.
Since Joining BHG in 2015 Meghan has generated and serviced relationships with hundreds of community banks nationwide. She has personally managed the sale of hundreds of millions in financing of highly skilled professionals to institutional buyers. Meghan is very active in the bank industry, serving as a member of many state and national bank associations such as the American Bankers Association as well as the Independent Community Bankers Association. She frequently presents at events on portfolio diversification and credit risk.
Prior to working at BHG, Meghan worked as a Director at The Fitch Group Company, Business Monitor International. She managed the growth of the largest portfolio of North American clients in the financial sector. Prior to that Meghan worked for IAC, an American holding company that owns brands across 100 countries, mostly in media and Internet. She is an active member of New York Cares, American Cancer Society and CNY Autism Society of America. Meghan received her B.A. from Bucknell University.
As Chief Human Resources Officer at BHG, Katie Barnes oversees the strategy and direction of BHG's People Development (PD) department, leading various programs such as Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Employee Experience, and Compensation.
A member of BHG's team since 2012, Katie has helped the company grow from less than 100 to more than 1500 employees, and is an advocate for the personal and professional development of every employee who walks through BHG's doors.
By acting as a strategic partner between PD and BHG, Katie and her team support and develop BHG's people throughout the employee lifecycle and help the company reach its business goals. Katie is also focused on building and nurturing BHG's award-winning culture, that is recognized both regionally and nationally by publications such as Fortune, Inc., American Banker and the South Florida and Central New York Business Journals every year.
Katie graduated from University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree of science in event management and hospitality management.
Tom Davis is BHG’s Chief Placements Officer (2015 - current). In this role, he has managed BHG’s global cost of funds and revenue derived from $12 billion in loan sales to a network of more than 1450 US banks. In addition, Tom is also responsible for the Funding team and related contract quality for more than 20,000 transactions annually. Prior to this, Mr. Davis managed the Bank Sales team for four years and began his BHG career as a Lead Analyst providing insight into loan sale methodology, costs, auction trends, bank industry trends and institutional marketing.
Before joining BHG, Tom was a Senior Analyst at National Grid providing analysis and contract management for D-Line construction and service contracts under the PM&CC group. Prior to National Grid, he was Vice President of Sedgwick Capital Corporation, where he managed operations related to providing construction and receivables financing for the resort timeshare industry. At Sedgwick, he managed accounting, analysis, reporting and contract management for developer and source bank financing.
Tom is a veteran of the NY Air National Guard (2002 -2008) and received a bachelor's from Le Moyne College.
As Chief Executive Officer of Fund-Ex Solutions Group, Mark Schmidt oversees all aspects of productions and operations and provides strategic direction and managerial leadership.
Mark brings deep experience to his role as CEO. Prior to moving into his current position, he served as Chief Regulatory Relations Officer at FSG’s parent company, BHG. His expertise also spans seven years as Managing Director at Promontory Financial Group and 33 years with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), serving in multiple supervisory roles, including Regional Director of the Atlanta region and overseeing bank supervision policy in Washington, D.C. During his tenure at the FDIC, Mark was a consultant for the International Monetary Fund and participated in the 1996 Legis Fellows Program, working for the Banking and Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Mark earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Iowa State University.
As Senior Vice President of Revenue Operations at BHG, Danielle Walker oversees data platform and leads management, vendor and third party relationships, strategic partnerships, and reporting. From data acquisition through visualization, she adeptly navigates business intelligence for BHG.
Danielle ensures quality data is delivered to the organization and is always looking for ways to expand our marketable universe. She is also responsible for all vendor and third-party financing relationships. With results and execution top of mind, Danielle works tirelessly to support BHG's revenue and growth. Since joining the company in 2012, she's gained deep experience in both marketing and sales, having worked in reporting and analytics, marketing and data, and sales operations.
Danielle graduated from The University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in Finance and Business Administration.
As the Vice President of Funding, Brittany George manages a team of highly-skilled professionals that execute the funding of a loan at lightning speed while maintaining the quality and integrity of the loan product. Funding also focuses on the overall customer experience while expediting the final steps of the loan process. Teaching and motivating her team to push beyond the limits, to take initiative and always be a team player has created a successful environment and has been a huge contributor in the department’s ability to constantly exceed expectations.
Brittany started at BHG in 2008, where she began her career in an entry level position. Utilizing her drive and strong will, she quickly progressed through multiple roles and later landed a position within funding, where she found her passion. The extensive knowledge and experience gained combined with her outstanding work ethic rocketed her career, placing her in the role she is in today.
Native to South Florida and daughter of an army veteran, Brittany was taught the principles of integrity, hard work, initiative, and consistency at a young age molding her into the leader she has become today. Brittany has received many accolades over the years including Peer of the Year, several Impact Player of the Month and Circle of Excellence Awards, and most recently the Beast Mode Award (2019), Presidential Award (2019), and All-Star Award (2020).
Matt has over 34 years of senior-level financial regulatory experience in the public and private sectors and is an expert in the field of Consumer Protection Laws and Regulations. Matt previously served 20 years as a Commissioned National Bank Examiner for the OCC, as well as a CFPB Compliance Examiner and a Director at Promontory Financial Group.
Jerry brings over 30 years of technology and finance experience, including the development and execution of significant advances in technological infrastructure with an emphasis on efficiency and continued market relevance. Before joining BHG, he served as the CTO for GreenSky. He was also recognized as one of ComputerWorld's Premier 100 IT Leaders based on his leadership during a critical merger at TD Ameritrade.