2021 HW Rising Star: Marc Hernandez

Marc Hernandez

Marc Hernandez joined Alterra Home Loans in March of 2015 as an area manager in Chicago, Illinois and quickly worked his way up the ranks, which led to his most recent promotion to executive vice president of retail lending in July 2020. In his current role, Hernandez and his team are responsible for the success of more than 50 home loan branches that generate $1.2 billion in yearly loan volume. Hernandez is a passion-driven and mission-focused leader who has advanced his career by keeping true to his principles.

As a Latino executive, Hernandez understands the cultural nuances of the borrowers Alterra serves. Upon being promoted, he established a management team of industry professionals with the culture competencies that fuel Alterra’s mission and purpose. Hernandez led this team through record-breaking volume in the second half of 2020, ensuring Alterra’s culture thrived while maximizing revenue and improving performance and productivity that elevated the previous standards.

What is one thing you would tell a younger version of yourself?
“I would tell my younger self that the extra push and long hours will pay off and the more you put in, the bigger rewards you’ll reap in the future. I’m proud of my work ethic but there’s always room to increase your output.”


Marc Hernandez




EVP, Retail Lending

Company Name:

Alterra Home Loans

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