Mary Kissel | Corporate | 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.

Impact Initiatives

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.

Making Connections

We host many highly informative meetings each year with clients, industry decision makers, and thought leaders across the U.S. and in Europe.

Our People

Mary Kissel

Executive Vice President, Senior Policy Advisor

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Mary Kissel

Ms. Kissel is Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor at Stephens Inc. She joined the firm in March 2021, following her role as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State. Prior to joining the State Department, Ms. Kissel spent 14 years on The Wall Street Journal editorial board as chief foreign policy commentator in New York and editorial-page editor for Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong. She began her career at Goldman Sachs.

Ms. Kissel is vice chairman of the board of directors of RXO, Inc., and serves as a director of QXO, Inc. and the American Australian Council. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a graduate of Harvard University and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.