W. Kent Sorrells
Managing Director
W. Kent Sorrells

​Kent Sorrells is a managing director of The Stephens Group, LLC.

​His strengths center on gaining a deep understanding of a management team’s strategy, then using his extensive experience along with the resources of The Stephens Group to help partners drive growth, scale and profitability.

Most of his experience has involved mid-sized companies posting $100 million to $500 million in sales, working within a company’s culture to engage in transformational activities that create significant shareholder value. He has served as lead investor/advisor or assisted on over $18 billion of mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings and private equity investment activity, covering both domestic and foreign companies and currently serves on the board of Brand Group Holdings Inc., Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Spitzer Industries, Inc. He previously served as a director of BTEC Turbines, LP, Goodman Networks, Inc., SmartSignal Corporation, Vestcom International, Inc. and Viking Range Corporation.

Prior to joining The Stephens Group, he spent 14 years in the Corporate Finance department at Stephens Inc., where he ended his tenure as managing director of the Power and Energy Solutions practice.

Mr. Sorrells enjoys engaging in charitable work and currently serves as the President of the board of Our House, a non-profit based in Little Rock, Ark. assisting the working homeless through shelter and skill development, on the board of The Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at Colorado University and on the board of MDM Honduras, a non-profit focused on educational and community development in rural Honduras.

Mr. Sorrells attended Colorado University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

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