Curt Bradbury | Chief Operating Officer | Stephens

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What We Do

We provide investment banking, research, sales and trading, asset and wealth management, public finance, insurance, private capital, and family office services.

About Us

We are a family-owned financial services firm that values client relationships, long-term stability, and supporting the communities where we live and work.

The Stephens Story

The idea of family defines our culture, because each of us knows that our reputation is on the line as if our own name was on the door.


Our reputation as a leading independent financial services firm is built on the stability of our longstanding and highly experienced senior executives.

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We are committed to corporate philanthropy; economic and financial literacy advocacy; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Our Brand Ambassadors

Stephens is proud to sponsor the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, and PGA TOUR Champions careers, as well as applaud the philanthropic endeavors, of our Brand Ambassadors.

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Our People

Curt Bradbury

Vice Chairman

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Curt Bradbury

Mr. Bradbury joined Stephens Inc. in 1972, was COO from 1995 – 2023 and is now the Vice Chairman of the Board. In his current leadership position, Mr. Bradbury works with Chairman and CEO Warren Stephens in the development and execution of strategic initiatives, regulatory affairs and special projects.

Mr. Bradbury was formerly Chairman and currently is on the Board of the American Securities Association (ASA). Over his career he has served three separate terms on the Board of Directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), each in separate decades. He formerly served on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly the NASD) District 5 Conduct Committee. He is former Advisory Director of the Export-Import Bank and a Director of the American Bankers Association. In the past, he has served as director of several publicly traded companies. He is widely regarded as a leader in the securities industry.

Mr. Bradbury holds an undergraduate degree in finance and a master's in economics from the University of Arkansas. As a graduate student he was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, an international economics honor society.