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Hernan Saenz

Partner, Dallas

Head of our global Performance Improvement practice, focusing on large-scale cost transformations, turnarounds and operational excellence programs.

Sobre Hernan



  • Former managing partner of our Dallas, Houston and Mexico City offices
  • Named a “global Top 25 Consultant” by Consulting Magazine
  • Member of our Board of Directors and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
  • Founder of our Latinos at Bain (LATBA) affinity group

Hernan Saenz is the leader of our global Performance Improvement practice. A 22-year firm veteran, he is also a core leader in our Strategy, Healthcare and Advanced Manufacturing & Services practices.

Hernan’s firm experience has spanned North and Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. He previously served as the managing partner of our Dallas, Houston and Mexico City offices.

Hernan specializes in corporate transformations, full potential programs, cost and operational turnarounds, and large-scale change efforts. He has extensive expertise across a number of industries, including airlines, consumer goods and retail, industrial products and services, distribution and healthcare. He also supports clients on corporate and business unit strategy, growth and international expansion, and organizational and supply chain realignment.

Over the last decade, he has led our firm's relationship with one of the world’s leading airlines, partnering with the organization on its journey to a 10x expansion of its stock price.

In addition to his client work, Hernan is a member of our firm's Board of Directors, including its Strategy, M&A, and DEI Committees. He also serves on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and is the founder of our Latinos at Bain (LATBA) group, an affinity network that focuses on the recruitment, development and retention of top Latino business talent.

In 2011, he was named to Consulting Magazine's annual "Top 25 Consultants“ global list in recognition of his work with clients across industries.

Prior to joining us in 1998, Hernan was an economics faculty member at INCAE in Latin America.  He was also a principal for another consulting firm, where he served financial institutions and regulatory entities across Latin America.

Hernan holds an MBA and an MILR from Cornell University, an M.S. in Economics from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.

Outside of work, he serves as a member of the leadership council of the SC Johnson College of Business (Cornell), where he is also a visiting senior lecturer in the Department of Management and Organizations.

Further, he is a member of the Executive Board of the SMU Cox School of Business; a member of the Board of Directors for the SMU Tate lecture series; a member of the Dallas Citizens Council; and a trustee of the Dallas Theater Center.

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