A spirit of independence has distinguished Stephens from the
beginning. The firm was founded in 1933 by W.R. Witt Stephens. His brother, Jack Stephens, joined the
firm in 1946 and served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of
Stephens Inc. from 1956 to 1986. Since 1986, Warren A. Stephens,
Jack’s son, has served as CEO. Today, Stephens remains a
privately held financial services firm focused on building
long-term relationships and long-term results.