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OUR TEAM
Donovan C. Fikes, CFS

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 limit pitfalls and develop strategies to ensure his client’s success decades in advance.

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 Summit Christian Center, 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. With a proven track record of helping them achieve success, Donovan has garnered the 2015, 2016, & 2017 Wealth Manager of the Year Award, multiple Leaders’ Club qualifications, a Blue Chip Circle qualification, a place in Fortune, Business Week, and Money magazines, as well as roles on development committees for future financial products and technologies. 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?”




210-384-5344
dfikes@financialguide.com

Matthew Deal

A National Merit Commended Scholar while at Ronald Reagan High School here in San Antonio, Matthew went on to follow in his parents’ footsteps, attending the University of Dallas where he graduated with a distinguished degree in economics. While seeking advice from Donovan on how best to leverage his financial acumen and quantitative abilities he realized the reward that comes from helping good, hard working Texans and their families achieve financial security and independence. He began working side-by-side with Donovan in 2015 and relishes the opportunity the industry provides to continually learn new ways to help clients save more of their hard-earned dollars, invest them wisely, and in doing so capture as much of their economic value as possible.

Outside the office Matthew spends his time pursuing an MBA at the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as helping local Christians grow spiritually through his role as the New Member Coordinator in the San Antonio chapter of Young Catholic Professionals. When possible, he enjoys various forms of climbing up and falling down mountains.




210-384-3401
mdeal@financialguide.com 


Kelly McAndrews

Kelly serves as the head client servicing representative for Fikes Financial Group. She is the welcoming face you will see when you visit our office and one of the voices you may hear when you call into the firm. She is responsible for office management, scheduling meetings, and preparing materials for client presentations as well as day-to-day administrative support.

Kelly joined Fikes Financial Group in 2016 as the executive assistant to the CEO. She is a native Texan from the coastal bend and recently graduated with her Business Degree from Texas State. Outside of work she is involved with numerous civic and not-for-profit causes and she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as shopping.
 




 









 

       210-384-5359
kmcandrews@financialguide.com

Scott Talbott

Scott graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is married with two sons and holds a third-degree black belt in the martial arts. He teaches the sport as well as competes on a state amateur competition circuit. He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, San Antonio chapter. He enjoys working with client’s in the areas of Retirement Income planning, investment, and estate planning. Prior to starting his financial advisory practice in early 2009, he was a partner in a small business in San Antonio. After exiting from his business in 2008, he has been working with clients to help them achieve their future financial goals.

 



210-384-5317
stalbott@financialguide.com

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