Margaret Dechant, CFP®

Partner & Founder Chief Executive Officer

Often credited as the visionary of the 6 Meridian team, Margaret has earned the informal title of "people architect." Her ability to connect with individuals and harness their respective strengths is uncanny. And her passion for service is unmatched.

At the start of her decades-long career in finance, Margaret was working within a private banking group when she saw what many others didn't.

“Realizing that our clients’ needs were bound to grow more and more complex, I asked myself how the services we provide should grow in tandem,” she says, describing the reflection that led to her quest for future-focused financiers, eventually leading a company that provides the expertise, options, fluidity and service that clients’ changing lives demand.

Margaret’s ability to solve issues clients don’t even know they have yet is a coveted and advantageous quality. Looking into each client’s financial situation holistically helps her address areas often overlooked by investors, such as personal and business wealth protection, estate planning, family governance and philanthropic giving strategies.

Margaret has volunteered time for many organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas, Youth Entrepreneurs, and The Kansas Humane Society. She has also served as a mentor for young professionals and has been a featured panelist for a number of career mentoring and leadership events. In 2014 recognized as one of Wichita’s Top Women in Business, in 2017 was selected for the Wichita Business Journal Hall of Fame, and is an alumni of Leadership Wichita. On the national level, Private Asset Management awarded 6 Meridian the Women in Wealth Advocate of the Year- Firm Level 2021. An award presented to a firm and its leadership that best promotes diversity within the organization as well as creating a unique approach to serving women clientele and their families.

For Margaret, passion and dedication are in no short supply, and these traits extend beyond the office walls to other interests, namely travel and advocating for animals. In fact, her husband, Todd, admits to not minding the long hours she puts in at work, because he knows that retirement will likely entail a whole ark full of rescues.

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