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.


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

Mark Burdette

Vice President, Senior Financial Consultant

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Mark Burdette

Philosophy & Approach

Mark joined Stephens Private Client Group in 2001. A trusted consultant for over 35 years, Mark states, “One of the greatest joys of my career has been working with clients and families over a long period of time. It is imperative that clients adjust their overarching goals as their lives and market conditions change in order to attain financial stability and independence.”

Molly Saxon, a registered sales assistant since 2001, supports Mark, drawing from over 20 years of experience, and seeks to deliver optimum client service.

Experience & Education

Prior to joining Stephens, Mark was a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. for sixteen years. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Colorado State University. He also completed Stephens University, an advanced wealth management program, offered through Wake Forest University.


Mark and his wife, Margaret, live in Goshen, Arkansas.