The Startup Junkie team interviews Warren Stephens about his view of the Arkansas startup landscape, capital, and his experience in business
About this Event
Warren A. Stephens, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stephens Inc., is a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he received his BA in economics. He later received his MBA from Wake Forest University.
He began his investment banking career as an associate in the Corporate Finance Department at Stephens Inc. Later, he was Senior Vice President of the Capital Markets Group and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 1986. In addition to his management responsibilities associated with Stephens Inc., he served on the NASD District Conduct Committee for three years finishing as its chairman. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dillard’s Inc. and is a former member of the Board of Trustees at Washington and Lee University and was co-chair of the successful Capital Campaign that concluded in June, 2015.
Active in community and civic affairs, he is a past chairman of the board of the Arkansas Arts Center and is currently a member of the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Board, as well as a former chairman. He is Chair of Episcopal Collegiate School Foundation Board and he served as chairman of the Capital Campaign to renovate the current theatre for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. He also is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Central Arkansas Boys and Girls Club.
Born on February 18, 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas, he and his wife, Harriet C. Stephens, have three children, Miles Stephens, John Stephens and Laura Stephens.
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