Jorge Salas loves a challenge.
That’s probably why he’s spent the bulk of his career helping companies grow.
Salas has been president and CEO of Banesco USA since 2014, but his career with the bank began years before. Previously, as head of Banesco Panama, Salas expanded the brand in Panama and established offices in the Dominican Republic and Colombia.
Banesco USA recently celebrated one of its most successful quarters, with total assets reaching $1.25 billion for the nine months ended Sept. 30. The bank also reported huge gains in net income, loans and deposits during the third quarter. With plans to begin 2019 with a new branch in Aventura, Banesco USA intends to see even more growth in the new year.
Salas sat down with the Business Journal to talk about his background, banking, and a career that’s taken him from Venezuela to South Florida.