Hernan Saenz, MBA '98, MILR '98
Hernan Saenz is managing partner of the Bain Dallas, Bain Houston, and Bain Mexico offices, and a leader of the firm’s strategy, organization, and performance improvement practices. He joined Bain in 1998 and has also worked in a number of the firm’s offices in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North and Latin America.
Saenz specializes in corporate transformations, full potential programs, operational turnarounds, and large-scale change efforts. He has significant expertise in airlines, retail, health care, consumer and industrial products, distribution, and telecommunications. His articles have been published in a number of high-profile business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Business Strategy Review, World Business, and The Economist Intelligence Unit.
Prior to joining Bain, Saenz 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.
Saenz earned his MBA and MILR degrees from Cornell University; an MS in economics from Stanford University; and a BA in economics from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude. The founder of Latinos at Bain, an affinity network that focuses on the recruitment, development, and retention of the top Latino business talent, Saenz was honored as recipient of Johnson’s Distinguished Latino Award at Johnson’s 2012 Diversity Symposium. He was named to Consulting magazine’s annual ranking of the “Top 25 Consultants” in recognition of his work with clients across a range of industries over the last 15 years.
In Dallas, Saenz serves on the President’s Council at Southern Methodist University, on the Governing Board of the Perot Museum, on the 21st Century Commission of the University of North Texas at Dallas, and on the board of the North Texas chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization.