Bankers Healthcare Group’s President a Nominee for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Award
SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Bankers Healthcare Group, one of the nation’s leaders in financing for healthcare professionals, is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Castro was nominated for the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award by Ernst & Young. As President of Bankers Healthcare Group and one of three managing partners, Mr. Castro was selected for his innovative business model, entrepreneurial spirit and for being a forerunner within the healthcare financial arena.
Beverly Eha, program manager at Ernst & Young stated, “We’re excited to have Mr. Castro in the program. Entrepreneurs are the backbone to business growth in our country. The diverse group of individuals that the judges are considering to win this coveted award delights us. The Judging Panel will base their decision on numerous criteria including vision, leadership, innovation, achievement, perseverance and the story behind the nominee’s success.”
This nominee’s story is one of long and lasting success. Robert Castro spent the first 18 years of his career in the healthcare finance leasing industry. For the last nine years, he has utilized this substantial depth and breadth of experience to spearhead the originations and marketing departments at BHG. The evidence of his success is in the numbers: the business model Mr. Castro created for BHG produced over 8,400 financing applications in 2010 with an astonishing 2,400 or 33% generated via BHG’s award-winning web site. With this volume comes great financial reward to the tune of $150 million dollars in revenue for 2010. Under Castro’s leadership, the BHG team is on track to have their most successful year to date in 2011.
Mr. Castro, President of Bankers Healthcare Group added, “I consider it an honor to be asked to be part of this esteemed celebration of Florida’s entrepreneurs. America’s entrepreneurs are some of the hardest working people in the world and are a critical element of our economy’s recovery and growth. It has been an amazing 9 years, and I look forward to what the future holds.”
For over the past 5 years, BHG has achieved no less than double-digit growth and shows no signs of slowing down. More importantly, Mr. Castro and his partners have filled a viable need within the healthcare arena. To date, BHG has helped over 50,000 healthcare providers throughout the country grow and expand their practices. Additionally, they employ a stellar team of over 100 individuals to lead and manage the day-to-day operations of the company.
About Bankers Healthcare Group, Inc.
Since 1992 Bankers Healthcare Group, Inc. has been providing working capital for healthcare professionals of all specialties throughout the United States. Our growth and success is attributed to our business model, built and designed to support the needs of our customers. With a proven track record of success, Bankers Healthcare Group was ranked as the 5th Fastest Growing Private Company by Inc. Magazine in 2005, and was again recognized in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
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