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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

Mitch Harless

Senior Vice President, Commercial P&C Claims Management

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Mitch Harless

Mitch Harless joined Stephens in 2016 as Senior Vice President of Claims Management with 30-plus years of property and casualty claim experience. In this role, he provides primary support for claims management and claim advocacy services to the Houston office as part of Stephens Insurance’s claims management team in the Little Rock home office. Prior to joining Stephens, he was the South Zone, Claim Executive for the Client Engagement Team with AIG’s Houston office. In this role for 10 years, he was a resource to insureds, brokers, underwriting and the claim department for all claim related issues. Additionally, unique to the insurance industry, he drew on skills and claim expertise to resolve service issues and complex disputes. He routinely facilitates and presents at the annual Energy Client Summit.

Harless began his insurance claims career in Lafayette, LA handling multi-lines casualty claims including statutory and USL&H workers compensation, Jones Act, general liability and auto liability. Prior to joining AIG, he spent 17 years with St. Paul Fire and Marine as part of the dedicated upstream oil and gas business unit where he was the national manager for all claims arising out of the O&G underwriting unit. This specialized unit was recognized for its expertise on general liability and operators extra expense claims. During this period, Harless gained considerable experience with the interaction of contractual liability coverage and indemnification/anti-indemnification. Following an honorable four year enlistment in the United States Marine Corps, Harless used the G.I. Bill to attend and graduate from McNeese State University located in Lake Charles, LA before embarking on his insurance career.


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