Mr. John Stephens is a Managing Director and member of the Mergers and Acquisitions group. Previously, Mr. Stephens was an Associate Director of Stephens Europe. Prior to serving in Europe, he was part of the Stephens Inc. Consumer team based in New York, NY where he joined in 2013. During his time with the Consumer team, Mr. Stephens provided corporate finance and advisory services to clients in the Food & Agribusiness, Consumer Products, Retail and Apparel sectors. He began his career as an equity analyst for Stephens Investment Management Group based in Houston, TX. As an analyst he assisted four portfolio managers across all industry sectors in their research of small and mid-cap domestic growth equities. In 2010, Mr. Stephens graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in U.S. History. In May 2017, he received his MBA from Columbia Business School.