Mr. Herencia has served as Chief Executive Officer of Byline Bancorp since February 2021 and Chairman of Byline Bancorp and Byline Bank since June 2013. Mr. Herencia has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BXM Holdings, Inc., an investment fund specializing in community bank investments, since 2010, where he led the recapitalization of Byline’s predecessor, Metropolitan Bank Group.
Prior to BXM Holdings, Inc., Mr. Herencia served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Banc Holdings, Inc. and spent 17 years with Popular Inc. as Executive Vice President and as President of Popular Inc.’s subsidiary, Banco Popular North America. Mr. Herencia has also served as an independent director of Banner Corporation and its subsidiary, Banner Bank, since March 2016, and as Chairman of the board of directors of First BanCorp, and its subsidiary, FirstBank Puerto Rico, since October 2011. Mr. Herencia previously served as an independent director of privately held SKBHC Holdings LLC, and its two subsidiary banks, American West Bank and First National Bank of Starbuck. Appointed by President Obama in 2011, Mr. Herencia serves on the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s board of directors. Mr. Herencia holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.