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.
Senior Vice President
Rob has been a trusted consultant for more than 15 years and seeks to make a meaningful difference in his clients’ financial well-being through knowledgeable and sound wealth management. In tandem with his son and partner, Charlie Porter, they bring a familial, multigenerational perspective to client relationships. According to Rob, “Whether we’re working with an individual or a family, we know that investment needs and risk appetites are as varied as the disparate generations they represent. Our guidance is designed to meet them where they need to be today and get them where they want to be tomorrow.”
Rob joined Stephens Private Client Group in 2001. Formerly, he was a practicing orthopedic surgeon with Ortho Arkansas.
Rob received his Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance with honors from the University of Arkansas in 1973. He also received a Doctorate of Medicine with honors from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Rob completed Stephens’ advanced wealth management program, Stephens University, at Wake Forest University.
Rob is active in his community and is on the finance committee of the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. He has previously served on the board and finance committees of the Easter Seals of Arkansas, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, and the Arkansas Symphony.
Rob has two children, Charlie and John, and three grandchildren. In his free time, Rob enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, and exercising.