Derek Fletcher

Derek Fletcher


Lawyer, accountant, fiduciary – Derek Fletcher is the financial services Renaissance Man who serves as Beneficient’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

As an expert on fiduciary issues and estate planning, Mr. Fletcher has played a central role in the development of Beneficient’s products and structure. He has served as the company’s point man in the passage of the Technology-Enabled Financial Fiduciary Financial Institutions (TEFFI) Act in the state of Kansas that has been critical to Beneficient’s success.

Prior to joining Beneficient in 2018, Mr. Fletcher spent eight years at Bank of America Private Wealth Management as Managing Director, WPS Market Director and Wealth Strategist. Before that, he was a shareholder and estate planning attorney for Winstead PC, a national business law firm based in Dallas. Befitting his experience, Mr. Fletcher is a fellow on the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has served as chairman of the Dallas Bar Association Probate, Trusts and Estates Section and the American Bar Association Estate and Gift Tax Committee. He has also been a member of the Board of Governors of the Dallas Estate Planning Council.

He is board certified in estate planning and probate law and is a certified public accountant.

Mr. Fletcher earned a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Texas Tech University and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.