Mr. Neely joined Stephens Inc. in August 2015 as an analyst in the Nashville, Tennessee Public Finance office. Prior to joining Stephens, Mr. Neely worked in the equity research department of Sterne Agee covering Banks & Thrifts based in the Southeast and Midwest. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where he obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Finance and Real Estate. He also holds a Master of Finance Degree from the University of Denver. Mr. Neely is a registered Municipal Advisor Representative, Municipal Securities Representative, a registered Uniform State Law Securities Agent and has passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program.