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.

Leadership

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

Bryan Cook

Branch Manager, Senior Vice President

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Bryan Cook

Philosophy & Approach

Bryan joined Stephens Private Client Group as Vice President in 2012 and has over 25 years of industry experience. Bryan and his partner, Robin Cole, work together not only to understand their clients’ current financial situation and immediate goals but to help them achieve their long-term objectives. Speaking about his work with Robin, Bryan says, “Our team’s priority is to see clients realize financial goals that will allow them security and independence.”

Debbie Lilley, a registered client associate with more than 25 years of administrative experience, supports Bryan and works to meet clients’ needs.

Experience & Education

Prior to joining Stephens, Bryan was a financial advisor at A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., before it ultimately became a part of Wachovia Securities, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Bryan graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1991. He furthered his education by completing Stephens’ advanced wealth management program, Stephens University, offered through Wake Forest University.

Personal

As a native of Arkansas, Bryan is very passionate about his community. He currently serves on the board of Soaring Wings Ranch, a Christian children’s home and ranch. He previously served on the board of the Faulkner County Cattlemen's Association as a Vice President and on the board of the Faulkner County Boys and Girls Club.

Bryan and his wife, Jennifer, have three children, Andrew, Austin, and Adam. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with his sons, especially traveling to see them show their cattle around the country.

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