Banesco USA branches will be closed Monday, February 17th in observance of Presidents' Day. Nuestras sucursales estarán cerradas el lunes 17 de febrero en observación del día del presidente. Nossas filiais serão fechadas na segunda-feira, 17 de fevereiro, em observação ao dia do presidente.

Banesco USA’s Jorge Salas on making work a better experience

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.

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