Stephens Inc., an independent financial services firm, today announced the hiring of James (Jim) Wicklund as Managing Director in the Energy Group, within its Investment Banking Division.
Mr. Wicklund brings to Stephens more than 40 years of expertise in oilfield services. Most recently, he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse where, as a Senior Oilfield Services Analyst, he managed a team covering 41 companies. His extensive background includes operational and consultative experience working with major global and domestic oil companies as well as portfolio management for energy funds, equity research, and institutional sales and trading.
“We have a proven track record offering our clients sound, strategic, unparalleled guidance and the addition of Jim furthers that commitment,” said Brad Eichler, Executive Vice President, Head of Investment Banking. “Over the past 10 years, we have made a significant investment in the energy vertical, adding top industry talent, expanding our footprint, and closing over 150 transactions. We are thrilled to have Jim as part of the team as we expect he will be able to help us build new relationships and greatly expand our practice.”
Mr. Wicklund added, “I am excited to join a group of professionals and a firm that shares my ethos that a relationship with clients is more important than any transaction. I look forward to contributing to the established energy group and looking for opportunities to grow.”
Mr. Wicklund will be based in Stephens’ Dallas office. With 55 professionals in Dallas, Stephens is firmly committed to the Texas market.
About Stephens Inc.
Stephens Inc. is an independent financial services firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since its inception in 1933, privately held Stephens Inc. has served a broad client base which includes corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions, institutional investors and individual investors throughout the United States and overseas. For more information, visit www.stephens.com. Member NYSE, SIPC
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