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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

Lizzie Phillips Sanford

Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President

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Lizzie Phillips Sanford

Lizzie Phillips Sanford is the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President for Stephens Insurance. In this role, she manages the firm’s technology, data analytics, and information management strategy.

Prior to joining Stephens, Sanford started Rock Analytics LLC, where she deployed her expertise in visual and data analytics to help companies build reporting systems. Her background in analytics was shaped by seven years of service to Keybridge, an economic and public policy consulting firm in Washington, D.C., where she was a Director. Before D.C., she worked for micro-finance organizations in India and the Philippines and completed a Fulbright research study.

Sanford holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Studies from Rhodes College.