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.
Richard joined Stephens Private Client Group in 2017. With more than 30 years of financial industry experience, Richard values transparency and communication in developing a successful client relationship. Richard states, “By selecting me as their financial consultant, clients are entrusting me with their most valuable asset, their future. It is my job to assist them in reaching their goals through proper planning and care of their portfolios.”
Vanessa Etheridge, a registered client associate since 2008 with more than 15 years of administrative experience, supports Richard.
Prior to joining Stephens, Richard was a financial advisor at Wunderlich Securities, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Auburn University in 1990.
Richard and his wife, Ellen, have three girls, Elsie, Sophie, and Mary. In his spare time, he enjoys trap coaching, hunting, golfing, and cooking.