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

John Gay Jr., CPA

Financial Consultant

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John Gay Jr., CPA

Philosophy & Approach

John began his career as a Stephens three-year analyst in 2015. John serves as a Financial Consultant with over 5 years of experience. He works with his partner and father, John Gay Sr. Says John, “My father and I bring a familial and multi-generational perspective to how we work with clients. We understand the dynamics that many families encounter when dealing with finances. It is our mission to understand our clients’ overarching goals and operate with them in mind each day.”

Bobbi Barylske is John’s registered client associate.

Experience & Education

John received a Bachelor in Business Administration in Accounting from Harding University, where he played on the varsity football team.

John is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is licensed and regulated by the Arkansas State Board of Accountancy. The education, experience, and testing requirements for licensure as a CPA generally include minimum college education, minimum experience levels, and successful passage of the Uniform CPA Examination.

Personal

John enjoys hunting, fishing, riding mountain bikes, snowboarding, and golf, though his passion is financial planning and investment management. He spends his free time with his family, friends, and his dogs.

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