We provide investment banking, research, sales and trading, asset and wealth management, public finance, insurance, private capital, and family office services.
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 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.
We are committed to corporate philanthropy; economic and financial literacy advocacy; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
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.
We host many highly informative meetings each year with clients, industry decision makers, and thought leaders across the U.S. and in Europe.
Senior Managing Director
A native of Little Rock, Mr. Martin joined Stephens in 1981 after beginning his career in M&A with Morgan Stanley in New York. He has been involved in private equity for Stephens for more than forty years, and has led the effort for the past twenty years. Mr. Martin earned BA degrees, summa cum laude, in physics and economics from Vanderbilt University, where he was a varsity swimmer and football player and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received an MBA from Stanford University. Mr. Martin serves as a director of several portfolio companies, including publicly traded Conn's, Inc.