J. Bradford Eichler | Investment Banking | Stephens

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J. Bradford Eichler

Chief Operating Officer

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J. Bradford Eichler

Brad Eichler was named Chief Operating Officer of Stephens Inc. in April 2023. In this capacity, he oversees the firm’s business units including Stephens Capital Management, Fixed Income Sales & Trading, Institutional Equities and Research, Investment Banking, Private Wealth Management and Public Finance. Mr. Eichler works directly with the Chairman, President and CEO, Warren Stephens, managing the daily operations and future growth of Stephens Inc.

Mr. Eichler brings more than 30 years of experience and Stephens culture to the role. Previously, he was the Head of the firm’s Investment Banking division for eight years, after serving as division Co-head from 2007. Mr. Eichler helped grow Stephens Investment Banking to more than 260 professionals across nine offices in the U.S. as well as opening operations of Stephens Europe Limited in London and Frankfurt.

Mr. Eichler joined Stephens in July 1991 as an Associate in the firm’s Research Department. In 1993, he became an Analyst covering the Property & Casualty insurance industry. In 1999, he began to focus on building the firm's research effort in Information Technology & Services and was named Director of Research in 2006. Mr. Eichler began his career with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets. He holds a BBA in finance from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1995.


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