Private Wealth Management

Ben Penix

Vice President

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Philosophy & Approach

Ben has over 15 years of experience assisting clients with comprehensive wealth management. “Time horizon is an integral component of any client’s financial roadmap. It’s my duty to seek growth and capital appreciation while taking this key aspect into account and advise my clients with time horizon in mind,” says Ben.

Ruth Niehues, a registered sales assistant since 2015 with over 15 years of administrative experience, supports Ben.

Experience & Education

Ben joined Stephens Private Client Group in 2015. He previously worked at Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., and its successor Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. before it ultimately merged with Wells Fargo Advisors, Inc.  

Ben graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He also earned the designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist in 2002 from the College of Financial Planning. 


A native of Northwest Arkansas, Ben and his wife, Leslie, call Fayetteville home. They have three children, Madeline, Graham, and Mary Hollis.

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