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Donovan C. Fikesemail

  • Professional Story

    By turning the tragedy of breaking his neck at age 17 into a story of success, Donovan has developed a unique skill set that helps his clients build retirement and estate plans through thick and thin. To live independently as a quadriplegic your whole day, week, month, and even year requires planning ahead, otherwise you could literally go without eating or getting out of bed in the morning. For Donovan, financial planning has become more than just a byproduct of his education and vocational experience—it’s evolved into a sixth sense. When building a solid financial plan there are many variables to consider and Donovan’s unrivaled ability to analyze complex systems helps him develop strategies to ensure his client are prepared for their financial future.

    After a diving accident at the beach left him paralyzed him from the shoulders down, Donovan came to San Antonio for rehab and fell in love with the city. He enrolled in the University of Texas at San Antonio, moving to campus directly from the hospital. While there, he studied history, psychology, education, and finance, as well as playing and coaching the nationally ranked San Antonio wheelchair rugby team. He retired from rugby after finding the love of his life, Kirsten. Outside of work they stay busy raising their beautiful twin daughters, participating in church activities at Currey Creek, and spending time with friends and family.

    Less than a month after graduating he started Fikes Financial Group with the primary goal of educating his clients. Some sales awards from MassMutual South Texas that Donovan has garnered include the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Five Star Wealth Manager of the Year Award* and has been Leaders qualified with MassMutual South Texas for eight consecutive years up to and including 2020. Donovan was also profiled in articles in Fortune, Business Week, and Money magazines, as well as roles on MassMutual AAX Committees for Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and technology. The most often heard response upon starting a relationship with new clients that he never gets tired of hearing is, “This makes so much sense! How come I’ve never heard this before?”

     *The FIVE STAR Award is granted by Five Star Professional, an independent 3rd party marketing firm. This award is not indicative of future performance or success and stems from nominations by industry professionals in a given market area and based upon objective criteria including favorable regulatory and complaint history, reviews conducted by the firm, retention rates, and client assets administered.

    Donovan Fikes is a registered representative of and offers securities and investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC (,  10101 Reunion Place, Suite 300, San Antonio, TX 78216-4157, (210) 342-4141. Fikes Financial Group is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC, or its affiliated companies.

  • Languages:
    • English

  • Credentials:
    • CFS®

  • Specialties:
    • Insurance Strategies
    • Investment Strategies

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