Private Wealth Management

Rick Blagg

Branch Manager, Senior Vice President

Direct: (501) 609-4117

Philosophy & Approach

Rick and his junior partner, Gus Leeper, provide customized investment solutions based on client goals. As part of this offering, they regularly perform cash flow analysis, portfolio and investment management, retirement planning, and estate planning. “Our focus is to develop a thorough wealth management plan based on information from the client to help them achieve their investment objectives. We are fully committed to their financial interests and, through an open and consistent dialogue, Gus and I are able to make meaningful and timely recommendations that are in-line with a client’s long-term wealth management plan. We place a premium on relationships and our clients recognize us as trusted financial consultant,” Rick said. 

Rick and Gus are supported by Brandi Patrick, a registered sales assistant. Brandi joined Stephens in 1999, and she assists clients on a daily basis, as well as helping Rick manage daily administrative duties in the branch.

Experience & Education

In 1999, Rick joined Stephens as a Financial Consultant in the Private Client Group. Today, he is the Branch Manager of the Stephens Hot Springs office. He began his investment career in 1987 working for regional and national brokerage firms.     

Rick received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. He also graduated from Stephens University at Wake Forest University.  


Rick is a third generation Hot Springs native. He and his wife, Diane, have one daughter and three grandchildren. In his spare time, he can be found playing golf or playing with grandchildren and family on Lake Hamilton.

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