William L. Meyer, President and Co-Founder
Bill is a full-time producing manager working with retail clients and small business owners. He also focuses his efforts on recruiting, and helping to guide the direction and growth of the firm. Bill is a resource to the firm’s advisors to guide them when involved in a specific client situation where they need help, as well as complex estate planning or employee benefit issues.
Bill has been in the insurance industry since 1977 and the securities industry since 1984.
A 1978 graduate from Maryville College, he earned his Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant degrees from The American College of Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania in 1983. In January, 2013, Bill obtained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation (“AIF®”) authorized by the Center for Fiduciary Studies.
He was admitted to the Palladin Registry of Advisors (www.palladinregistry.com) in 2006, and was chosen by clients and St. Louis magazine in 2008 & 2009 as a FIVE STAR WEALTH MANAGER in the category of “Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Managers”.
Bill holds the following securities licenses: Series 4, 6, 7, 24, 27, 31, 53, 63, 86, & 87.
Bill is married and has three children. He enjoys golfing and skiing in his free time.
Deborah Castiglioni, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
For more than 20 years Debbie has been responsible for the firm’s broker-dealer and investment advisor regulatory compliance. She currently serves as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer for the Investment Advisory division, while transitioning to a role focused more on strategic planning for the firm, recruiting and personal production.
Debbie serves as a resource to the firm’s advisors helping them identify and implement technology and marketing tools to improve their practice, facilitate succession planning, respond to questions regarding specific compliance rules, (whether it be new marketing ideas, answering specific client questions/scenarios) etc.
Debbie has been actively involved in many industry Committees and Boards. Most recently she served as the Chairperson of the FINRA Small Firm Advisory Board and the FINRA Regulatory Council for Continuing Education in 2011. She participated on the FINRA Social Networking Taskforce and was the Chair for the FINRA Small Firms Rules Impact Taskforce in 2007. She was the Chair for the NASD District 4 Committee in 2005.
Debbie has been a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA, formerly SIA) Small Firms Committee since 1997, and served as Chairperson of this committee in 2003 and 2004. She also served as a Board Member of SIFMA from 2006-2008. She has served as a judge in the SIA “InvestWrite” program, and previously taught “The Stock Market Game” at a local elementary school, where it became a permanent part of their curriculum. Debbie holds the Series 63, 7, 24, 55, 65 and 87 exams, as well as a life and health insurance license.
Nancy Richter, Chief Compliance Officer – Broker-Dealer Division
Nancy began her career in the securities industry in 1990,with the majority of her experience centering on operations and compliance.
Before being named Chief Compliance Officer, Nancy was the Operations Manager of Cutter & Company where her duties included approval of new accounts, oversight of customer account transfers, and review of credit and cashiering issues. Nancy is responsible for the supervision of broker correspondence, review and approval of retail communications including broker web sites, in addition to the daily review of branch manager reports. Additionally she has the overall responsibility to ensure successful completion of all branch office audits, the implementation, tracking and completion of the firm element continuing education requirements, the firm’s annual compliance meeting and other regulatory compliance for the firm.
Nancy’s licenses include the Series 4, 7, 10, 24, 53, 55, 63, 65 and is currently studying for the Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional Examination.