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.
Jim joined Stephens Private Client Group in 2000 and has more than 30 years of industry experience. On his approach, Jim states, “As a consultant, I am charged with planning for my clients’ futures. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to wealth management, and it is imperative that I work to earn and maintain their trust so that I can offer them thoughtful advice that is truly beneficial to their lives and to the things that matter most to them.”
Teresa Garrison, a registered client associate with more than 25 years of administrative experience, supports Jim.
Prior to joining Stephens, Jim was a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. for six years. He also worked at Barnes, Quinn, Flake & Anderson Investment, Inc. and American Transportation Co.
Jim graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration where he majored in Accounting. He has an MBA from the University of Central Arkansas. In addition, he is a graduate of Stephens University, an advanced wealth management program offered through Wake Forest University.
He is also a Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®). The certification from the CFP board includes insurance planning and risk management, employee benefits planning, investment planning, retirement planning, and estate planning.
Jim serves on the CARTI Foundation board and chairs the CARTI Kids Scholarship & Activities committee. He previously served as President of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Pulaski County and served on the Toast and Roast fundraiser.
Jim has two children and two grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, canoeing, rafting, hiking, and watching Razorback sports.