VP Sales | Partner
Deric Fernandez is a dynamic Employee Benefits Advisor with 20+ years of industry experience. Starting as a Claims Processor for Aetna in 1989, he quickly climbed the corporate ladder to Mid-Market Sales Consultant, Large Group Sales Consultant and National Accounts Manager.
Deric truly excelled in his National Accounts Manager role for both Aetna and Cigna, where he successfully led the acquisition of several significant national accounts. He later joined regional dental insurer Premier Access, to lead the sales and service of small and mid-sized accounts in the San Diego market. In 2010, Deric acted on his career ambition to serve as a benefits broker and joined the Benefit Pro team.
Deric is actively involved in leadership roles for several organizations, including Chair of the San Diego Employers’ Advisory Council, Past President of Imperial Beach/South Bay Kiwanis Club, former Vice Chair of Imperial Beach Redevelopment Oversight Board and Membership Committee for the San Diego Building Industry Association (BIA).
Deric earned his MBA from National University in 2006.