Core Leadership

 The Royal Umbrella's core leadership team is comprised of Program,Project, Financial and Executive Management professionals who collectively offer more than 15 years of experience in the field. With backgrounds in finance, healthcare, technology, and business management, our highly qualified team puts the programmatic needs of our clients at the forefront. Breadth and depth of technical knowledge coupled with extensive networks, allow our team to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of clients. A high level of communication and involvement on all projects is an integral component to our teaming approach ensuring client satisfaction and long-lasting relationships. 


Demetrius Bethea


Demetrius Bethea is the Founder and CEO of The Royal Umbrella, a work-flow process leader in providing innovative client solutions. Since forming The Royal Umbrella, he provides daily executive management, oversight, and quality control for all of the company’s daily program operations, ensuring companywide profitability, growth, and expansion. since inception his management has resulted in securing notable clients, growing the company in both scale and capacity, and achieving significant revenue gains.


Elizabeth Duchess ("Dutchy") Benzaquen 

Managing Director of Business Strategy

Elizabeth Duchess ("Dutchy") Benzaquen is on The Royal Umbrella Board of Directors and holds the title of Managing Director of Business Strategy. Dutchy is an experienced and results-oriented legal professional with over ten years of expertise in the wireless and technology industries, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Dutchy has also taught both Business and Communications at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

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Edward Dudley

Managing Director of Business Development

Edward R. Dudley, Jr. is on the Board of Directors and holds the title of Managing Director of Business Development for The Royal Umbrella. ED attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He has over 20 years of financial services experience.  Currently he is the Founder/Managing Partner of L2P Financial Partners a financial services firm in North Carolina, Founder/Chief Connections Officer of We Are Connect-ED a consulting firm/networking collaborative, Co-Founder/Senior Consultant for Dudley Alliance a holding company and Co-Founder of Shining Light In Darkness a multi-state non-profit..  ED also serves on several non-profit boards of directors in the North Carolina & Tennessee.