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

Preston Yates

Financial Consultant

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Preston Yates

Philosophy & Approach

Preston joined Stephens Private Client Group in 2017 to work with Richard Rogers. He has been a trusted financial consultant for more than five years. Preston says, “Richard and I approach clients’ investments as if they are our own and work together to guide clients through life’s inevitable changes and challenges. We see a distinct advantage in bringing additional experience and a point of view in order to enhance the entire client experience and look toward the future.”

Anne Thornton, a registered client associate with more than 15 years of experience, supports Preston.

Experience & Education

Preston received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master of Arts in Management from Wake Forest University. Prior to joining Stephens, he was with BB&T Wealth Management as a private advisor.


Preston and his wife, Amy, live in Winston-Salem with their son, Charles. As a Wake Forest graduate, Preston is an avid Demon Deacon fan and enjoys attending their football and basketball games with his family and friends. When he is not spending time with his family, he also enjoys playing golf.