James Gear | Investment Banking | Stephens

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About Us

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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.

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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.

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James Gear

Vice President

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Diversified Industrials & Services
James Gear

Mr. Gear joined Stephens in 2019 as a member of the firm’s Power & Industrial Technology practice. Prior to joining Stephens, Mr. Gear worked in transaction advisory services at PricewaterhouseCoopers focusing on mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration as well as a Master of Accountancy from Baylor University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.