Matt Kentner | Investment Banking | Stephens

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Matt Kentner

Managing Director

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Matt Kentner

Mr. Kentner joined Stephens in 2006 and is a member of the Technology Group based in Little Rock. Mr. Kentner has over 20 years of investment banking and M&A experience. Prior to joining Stephens, he was a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s M&A Transaction Services group in New York. His background also includes Deloitte’s National Office and audit practice. Mr. Kentner earned his BA in accounting from Hendrix College in 1997.


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