Derrick Sikes, ChFC

Financial Advisor
Chartered Financial Consultant
derrick.sikes@raymondjames.com

For more than a decade, Derrick has helped clients plan and pursue their financial goals and retirement income objectives. Guided by his experience and expertise, he has helped them through market conditions that have proven to be historically challenging.

Derrick’s main goal for clients is to help them fill the income gap between what their guaranteed sources of income provide and what they actually need to live in retirement. He works closely with clients to let them know how their plans are progressing and makes recommendations for changes or other opportunities for financial success.

Derrick began his professional life as an engineer with Pratt & Whitney after graduating Auburn University with a degree in electrical engineering. He later served as chief operating officer for Sikes Composites, a family manufacturing business that employed 25 associates. His interest in helping others eventually led him to the financial services industry in 2001, where he’s able to use his engineering background to take a disciplined, analytical approach to managing assets for his clients.

Today, Derrick, and his wife, Patsy, live in Derrick’s hometown of Wetumpka. They are very involved in the ministry of Landmark Church where Derrick serves as the benevolence deacon. Not ones to simply talk about the need to help others, he and Patsy, who is an RN, make annual surgical mission trips to Guatemala with Health Talents International where Derrick assists in surgery.

When not busy helping and serving others, Derrick enjoys fishing, reading, scuba diving and watching Auburn football.