Hernan Saenz is a Partner and Director at Bain & Company and serves as the Global Head of the firm's Performance Improvement Practice. He has been at Bain for over 20 years and has worked and lived in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North and Latin America. Hernan also serves on the Board of Directors of Bain & Company.
From 2008 to 2016, Hernan served the firm as the Managing Partner of the Bain Dallas, Bain Houston, and Bain Mexico offices. During his tenure, the Bain Southwest region more than doubled in size. This expansion included the founding of the Bain Houston office and Bains Private Equity practice in Texas, as well as the scaling of Bains business across all major industry and capability practice areas.
Hernan specializes in corporate transformations, full potential programs, operational turnarounds, and scale change efforts. He has completed over 100 assignments across a number of sectors, including airlines, retail, healthcare, consumer and industrial products and services, distribution, telecommunications, and higher education.
Hernans articles have been published in a number of journals, including Harvard Business Review, Business Strategy Review, World Business, Wall Street Journal Mint, and EIU.
Hernan also serves as a Professor of Practice at Thunderbird and as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Cornell University. Hernan's courses focus on the analysis, formulation and implementation of business strategy.
Prior to joining Bain, Hernan was a faculty member in economics at INCAE, a business school in Latin America. In addition, he was a principal at a consulting firm serving banks and other financial institutions in Latin America.
Hernan earned an MBA and an MILR from Cornell University, as well as a MS in economics from Stanford University. He is also a graduate of Harvard College, where he received a BA in economics magna cum laude.
MILR, Cornell University
MBA, Cornell University
MA, Economics, Stanford University
BA, Economics, Harvard University