Darren Becraft

Senior Vice President of Business Development / Wells Fargo Commercial

As a Senior Vice President and Team Lead for Wells Fargo’s Commercial bank, my role is to work with a team of Relationship Managers to help expand and strengthen existing customer  relationships, while also helping bring in and retain new business. The Commercial bank specializes in working with the 1000+ companies based in the state of Arizona that have revenues in excess of 20mm dollars.

My 30 years of experience in the financial markets can be broken into three distinct areas. I started my career on Wall Street. The first 10 years of my career were dedicated to the stock market, helping individuals and corporations with their retirement and investment needs. After leaving the investment business, I spent 10 years in asset-based lending and equipment financing for GE Capital here in Arizona. For the last 10 years I have been in charge of bringing new business into Wells Fargo and have recently been promoted to Team  Lead.

Outside of work, I am an active board member for the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation and I am also a Trusted Advisor with Vistage. My wife, Jeanette, and I have four children, ranging in age from 15 – 30, along with a couple of grandchildren. Free time is spent driving and attending my kids’ activities and programs. I enjoy working out, hiking, golf and bowling. I also volunteer for the McClintock Swim & Dive team and am a member of Desert Vista’s Marching Band pit crew.