Scott T. Ford serves as a special advisor to The Stephens Group, LLC.
As a special advisor, Mr. Ford brings extensive C-Suite experience in managing and operating both private and public companies, with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with a business undergoing accelerated growth initiatives.
Mr. Ford is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Westrock Group, LLC, a private investment firm he founded in 2013. Westrock Group operates Westrock Asset Management, LLC, an alternative asset management firm, and Westrock Coffee Company, LLC, a vertically-integrated coffee company. Mr. Ford serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Westrock Asset Management and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Westrock Coffee Company. In these roles, Mr. Ford directs and oversees the firm’s investment and risk management objectives and operations.
Prior to forming the Westrock family of companies, Mr. Ford served in a number of leadership roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Alltel Corporation from 2002 to 2009. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Ford served as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Alltel, he worked closely with Jackson T. Stephens, the Chairman of Stephens Group, Inc., and he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Merrill Lynch.
Mr. Ford currently serves on the Board of Directors of AT&T, Inc., Bear State Financial, Inc. and Agaciro Development Fund, the sovereign wealth fund for the Republic of Rwanda. He has served on the Board of Directors of Tyson Foods and served as the Chairman of the Little Rock Branch of the St. Louis Federal Reserve. He also served as Chairman of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association.
Mr. Ford holds a B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Arkansas.
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