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

Leigh Ann Biernat, CPA

Senior Vice President

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Leigh Ann Biernat, CPA

Ms. Biernat joined the firm as a member of the Public Finance Department in 2015 and works with issuers of taxable and tax-exempt financings as both underwriter and financial advisor. She has 16 years' experience working as senior management in both state and local government, issuing and administering a variety of bonds including housing, industrial development, state facility, higher education, general obligation, tobacco settlement revenue and gross receipts tax bonds. Ms. Biernat is a graduate of the University of Arkansas Little Rock with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She was selected to participate in and successfully completed the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Leadership Arkansas program, Class IX. Ms. Biernat is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Arkansas. She is also a registered Municipal Advisor Representative, Municipal Securities Representative and a registered Uniform State Law Securities Agent.

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