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

Ryan Cernoch

Vice President

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Ryan Cernoch

Philosophy & Approach

Ryan serves as a Vice President and Financial Consultant at the Nashville office. Developing a high level of trust between him and each of his clients is of the utmost importance. “My number one priority is to understand each client’s specific goals and dreams when it comes to their current and long-term financial objectives to create a personalized, comprehensive investment and wealth management plan,” says Ryan.

Deborah Green, a registered client associate since 2002, supports Ryan. She has more than 20 years of administrative experience and is an integral part of the team.

Education & Background

Prior to joining Stephens, Ryan began his career nearly 15 years ago as a financial advisor at another investment management firm. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Law and a Minor in Civil Engineering.

Personal

Ryan currently serves in the Tennessee Army National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 230th Digital Liaison Detachment. He is also on the board of trustees of the National Guard Association of Tennessee’s Group Insurance Trust, which manages unique benefits packages only available to guard members.

He and his wife, Bethany have two sons, Luke and Grant, and one daughter, Lilyanne. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, jet skiing, kayaking, traveling and shooting sports.

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