Palmer Henson | Investment Banking | Stephens

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

Palmer Henson

Managing Director

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Financial Sponsors Group
Palmer Henson

Mr. Henson, located in Atlanta, GA, is a member of Stephens' Financial Sponsors Group, responsible for building relationships between Stephens and private equity firms. He has more than 25 years of investment banking and finance experience. Most recently, Mr. Henson was with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he spent several years providing subordinated debt and equity to leveraged buyouts and investing in private equity funds as a Limited Partner. His final years at SunTrust were spent as a member of its sponsor coverage team. Mr. Henson began his career with five years as a corporate finance generalist at Deloitte & Touche and Bear Stearns, followed by five years of leveraged lending at GE Capital. In addition, he was a principal of Intersteel, a venture and management company. Mr. Henson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University, and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.