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Meet the Team

At our firm, we have the client—and only the client—in mind.

At our firm, we have the client—and only the client—in mind.

Cutter & Company provides direct access to its experienced owners. Bill and Debbie have worked together since 1983 and are both actively involved with their own clients. That client-facing experience means we know exactly what the impact will be to our financial advisors and their clients when a new firm policy or procedure is instituted.
We have a support team that we view as the best in the business. More than half of our employees have been with the firm more than 15 years. There are fewer and fewer firms in the financial industry that remain small enough to provide the family-like culture as we do at Cutter & Company, along with the depth of experience our staff and management team brings.

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William L. Meyer, AIF, CLU, ChFC

President and Co-Founder


I graduated from Maryville College in 1978, and earned my Chartered Life Underwriter (“CLU”) and Chartered Financial Consultant (“ChFC”) degrees from The American College of Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania in 1983. I obtained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (“AIF”) designation in 2013, which required extensive coursework in implementing prudent processes regarding investment practices including their Code of Ethics & Conduct Standards. I am married with 3 children, and live in Clarkson Valley Missouri. My personal interests include philanthropy for children, golf, hiking, skiing, and reading.

In addition to holding life, health, & P&C insurance licenses’, I also have the following securities licenses’; Series, 4, 6, 7, 24, 27, 31, 53, 63, 86, and 87.  I was admitted to the Palladin Registry of Advisors in 2006, and was chosen by my clients and St. Louis magazine in 2008 through 2023 as a FIVE STAR WEALTH MANAGER in the category of “Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Managers”.

Deborah Castiglioni, RICP®

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder


I began my career in the insurance and financial industries in 1983. In 1988, my business partner and I opened Cutter & Company. Our goal was to focus on recruiting financial advisors that wanted to be independent. This was a rather rare approach at that time, and allowed the financial advisor to create, run and grow their own firms. In 1995 I was named Chief Executive Officer.

For many years I served in the Chief Compliance Officer (“CCO”) role. In fact, I still serve as the CCO for the Investment Advisor division of the firm. To keep up with complex rules and regulations, I became actively engaged on many industry committees and Boards. I was a member of the FINRA Small Firm Advisory Board (my second time serving), and the FINRA Regulatory Council for Continuing Education in 2011 (3 and 4 year terms respectively), among many other industry related committees. I also served as Chair of FINRA’s District 4 Committee in 2005. I was a Board member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”) from 2006 - 2008 and currently participate on the Private Client Committee and Advisory Council.

I hold the following licenses: Series 7, 24, 65, 55 and 87. I also hold a life, health and variable insurance license. I obtained my Retirement Income Certified Professional (“RICP”) designation offered by the American College in 2018. In my free time, I love boating, spending time with my granddaughters and watching a beautiful sunset.

Nancy Richter

Chief Compliance Officer – Broker-Dealer Division


My name is Nancy Richter and I’m currently the Chief Compliance Officer for the broker-dealer division of Cutter and Company. I’ve been in the business for over 30 years, always in the area of Operations and Compliance. I carry several different licenses, including Series 7, 63, 65, 24, 4, 53, 55 and 10, but what I’m most proud of is the recent designation I received as a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP). I applied to and received a Small Firm Scholarship for the CRCP class that is offered by the FINRA Institute at Georgetown. This was a rigorous two-week study taught by FINRA staff and Georgetown University Professors.

I’ve been very fortunate to have recently celebrated twenty years of employment with Cutter & Company, where I have always been encouraged to seek opportunities in the brokerage industry. I’ve been on many industry panels and committees and have attended many meetings to help stay on top of new and upcoming rules and regulations.

In my spare time I love spending time with my husband Gregg, friends and family, especially boating at Lake of the Ozarks. I also operate a small embroidery business where I create and craft items such as tea, beach and bath towels, bibs, garden flags, etc. My husband and I have been married for 30 years and we have a very large, long haired black cat named Chester.

Stacy Schaefer

Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer


I joined Cutter & Company in 1999 and will celebrate my 25th anniversary with them in January, 2024. I graduated from the University of Missouri St Louis with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.

My job duties with Cutter & Company have changed over the years. I started out in the Accounting Department. Subsequently, I was promoted several times, first to Operations Manager and then to Chief Operating Officer. In 2023 I was promoted to Vice-President, while continuing in the role of Chief Operating Officer. My responsibilities include a broad spectrum of responsibilities across the firm – compliance, operations, accounting, problem solving, IT, and whatever each day brings to ensure the company is running smoothly.

I have earned my Series 7, 63, 65, 24, 52, and 53 securities licenses.

In my free time, I like to spend time with my young adult sons and my husband, reading, and taking hikes in the local parks.

Client Centered

Client Centered

Whether you are investing to build wealth, protect your family, or preserve your assets, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and long-term goals.

Our team of professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you.