Financial Planners

Derek Jess


Senior Wealth Manager

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Derek joined the Plancorp team in 2018 when he and his wife moved to St. Louis from Denver to raise children closer to family. 


As a Senior Wealth Manager, Derek helps our clients with high income and complex needs navigate through all stages of life. He has developed specializations in financial planning for employees with equity-based and deferred compensation plans, becoming a major resource on our team. In December 2021, Derek became a Shareholder, marking his personal and professional commitment to the future success and growth of the Plancorp team and our clients. 


Since moving to the St. Louis area, his family has grown with the addition of a second child, but his wife will still tell you he cares way too much about his lawn and homemade lattes.  Derek is a lifelong learner with an appetite for books that far exceeds the time he has to actually read them. He is also an avid fan of Nebraska football, craft beer, and all things local. 


  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln B.A. in Communication Studies
  • College for Financial Planning, M.S. in Personal Financial Planning