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January 19, 2021

Stephens Announces Key Promotions in Institutional Equities

Stephens, an independent financial services firm, today announced key promotions, notably Kyle Evans to Director of Research, succeeding Nik Fisken, who will remain Executive Vice President and Head of Institutional Equities.

In his new role, Mr. Evans will focus on strategic expansion of Stephens’ research coverage and recruitment efforts. He has been an integral part of the research team for over 20 years, most recently as Associate Director of Research, overseeing the Media and Advertising Technology practice.

Trey Grooms will serve as Associate Director of Research alongside fellow Associate Director, Justin Long. With over two decades at Stephens, Mr. Grooms previously served as Managing Director and Analyst. Carter Trent has been named Analyst, assuming coverage of digital media after three years at the firm. 

“The promotions of Kyle, Trey, and Carter signal our continued focus on the success and growth of Capital Markets,” stated Nik Fisken. “We take great pride in the development and progression of internal talent, and congratulate this group. Through the stability and focus of our team, we saw increased demand for our expertise and insights in 2020 and plan to fully capitalize on this going forward. In particular, I am excited to work with Kyle as we expand our current coverage of over 450 companies in 30 different sectors and recruit new analysts that appreciate our independent approach to research. We are furthering our competitive offering with our clients’ best interest in mind.”

Mr. Evans added, “I’m excited about the firm’s continued commitment to institutional research, and I look forward to identifying new industries of focus and finding the right talent to add to our team of highly-regarded experts. I’m thrilled at the opportunity to build on the strength and momentum of Stephens Research, along with my talented colleagues, Trey Grooms and Carter Trent.”

Messrs. Evans and Grooms will continue to be based at Stephens’ headquarters in Little Rock and Mr. Trent is based in Dallas.

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