Kathy Riley Bryant | Private Capital | Stephens | Stephens

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Kathy Riley Bryant

Chief Financial Officer

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Kathy Riley Bryant

Kathy Bryant, CPA, joined Stephens in 1993 and is the Chief Financial Officer of Stephens Capital Partners. As CFO, Ms. Bryant directs the accounting and tax practices for Stephens Capital Partners. For more than 30 years, Ms. Bryant has overseen the integration of several Stephens owned companies into the Stephens organization, and has had oversight of media investments including Stephens Media, Halifax Media, California Newspaper Partnership and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, as well as the integration of Staffmark into the Stephens organization. She also had financial control responsibilities of Halifax’s acquisition of the New York Times Regional Media group and Freedom properties in 2012. Prior to joining Stephens, Ms. Bryant was with Ernst & Young. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with an accounting degree from Louisiana Tech University.