Jose E. Cueto
President and Chief Operating Officer
Grove Bank and Trust
Appointed: January 2023
Term expires: December 31, 2025
Jose E. Cueto has served as president and chief operating officer of Grove Bank and Trust since July 2023. Grove Bank and Trust was founded in 1926 and is the longest running bank in Miami-Dade County. Locally owned and operated, Grove Bank and Trust has five offices in Aventura, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay and South Miami.
Prior to his current role, he served as chief executive officer of International Finance Bank (IFB) from 2015 through 2023. Under Mr. Cueto's leadership, IFB made the Daily Business Review Best of Hall of Fame in four banking categories, is a Top 3 Best Business Bank, and is recognized as a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. Mr. Cueto also previously served as head of corporate banking for FirstBank Puerto Rico in Miami from 2012 through 2015.
Mr. Cueto is a member of the board of directors of the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is also a board member of the Orange Bowl Committee. He is president-elect for the South Florida Banking Institute and the Center for Financial Training's board of directors, and chair-elect for the Florida Bankers Association (FBA). He also serves on the boards of FBA BankPac, South Florida Banking Institute, Cuban Banking Study Group, UM Citizens, and SebastianStrong Foundation.
Mr. Cueto received a BBA degree in finance from Florida International University.