W.R. “Witt” Stephens, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer &
W.R. “Witt” Stephens, Jr.

​Witt Stephens, Jr. is a co-founder of The Stephens Group, LLC and serves as chief executive officer and co-chairman.

He has earned a reputation for his ability to partner effectively with management teams, imparting vision and a sense of purpose while empowering them with the resources needed to create value over the long term.

Previously, as part of the combined Stephens family organization, he served as assistant to Witt Stephens, Sr.; assistant to Jackson T. Stephens; senior vice president of Stephens Production Company; vice chairman of SF Holding Corp.; a member of the Executive Committee; and a director of the board.

Since 2000, he has overseen the combined Stephens family’s energy and natural resource investment activities. Since 1991, he has helped the management team of Stephens Production Company, a wholly owned Stephens subsidiary and one of the nation’s largest privately held exploration and production companies, as it expanded its exploration and production activities from the Arkoma basin to the Western Anadarko basin, the Gulf of Mexico, the Rocky Mountains, South Texas and Louisiana. He has worked with the management team of Stephens Production Company to grow the company’s reserve base through active exploration and the acquisition of reserves. He has also been active with numerous energy and natural resource related investments made by the combined Stephens families.

Mr. Stephens currently serves on the boards of several private companies and non-profit organizations. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in Finance and Management.

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