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

Jonny D. Waddle Jr.

Senior Vice President

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Jonny D. Waddle Jr.

Philosophy & Approach

Jonny has been a member of Stephens Private Client Group since 2004 and has more than 30 years of industry experience. “Wealth management is both strategic and personal. It is my job as a consultant to match actionable advice with clients’ personal aspirations while taking ever-changing market conditions into account,” says Jonny.

Jonny is supported by Molly Saxon, a registered client associate since 2001 with more than 20 years of administrative experience.

Experience & Education

Prior to joining Stephens, Jonny worked at Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., and its successor, Morgan Stanley.

Jonny attended Ouachita Baptist University and the University of Central Arkansas. He completed Stephens’ advanced wealth management program, Stephens University, offered through Wake Forest University.

Personal

Jonny currently serves on the board of Pagnozzi Charities, whose mission is sports assistance programs for disadvantaged youth. He has previously served on the board of Pathfinders Inc. and the Chase Family Foundation.

Jonny and his wife, Carol, enjoy spending time outside with their family. Jonny also enjoys fishing, cycling, and watching college baseball.

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