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.

Leadership

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

Mark Belford

Managing Director

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Mark Belford

Mr. Belford joined Stephens in 2020 and leads the firm’s investment banking efforts in the Consumer Products and Specialty Retail sectors. Mr. Belford has over twenty five years of experience in the broader Consumer sector executing a wide range of mergers and acquisition transactions, fairness opinions, and debt, equity and equity-linked capital transactions involving public, private and closely-held companies in the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to joining Stephens, Mr. Belford served as co-head of the Consumer & Retail investment banking practices with KPMG Corporate Finance and Janney Montgomery Scott, respectively. Previously, Mr. Belford served as an Executive Director with J.P. Morgan & Co. and a Vice President with Lehman Brothers in their respective Consumer & Retail investment banking practices. Mr. Belford holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Emory University.

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