Who We Are

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

Cole Naylor

Senior Vice President

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M&A Advisory; Family Office Advisory; Private Company Advisory
Cole Naylor

Mr. Naylor joined Stephens in February 2018 as Senior Vice President and is a member of the Private Company Advisory team. Prior to joining Stephens, Mr. Naylor was a Vice President at Blackhill Partners and has a diversified background of transaction and operational experience serving publicly-traded, sponsor-owned and privately-held companies. Throughout his career, Mr. Naylor has advised clients in a variety of industries including aerospace and defense, consumer products, specialty finance, industrials, technology, and telecom and media. Mr. Naylor received his Bachelors and Masters of Accountancy from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University and holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.