The Stephens Group Hires Katrinka Shields to Strengthen Talent Development Across the Firm

April 10, 2024

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – April 10, 2024. The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”), the private investment firm backed by the Witt Stephens and Elizabeth Campbell families, announced it has hired Katrinka Shields as Vice President of Talent Development and Administration.

Ms. Shields brings a wealth of experience to her new role at The Stephens Group. Her expertise will be instrumental in ensuring SG attracts, retains, and develops talented professionals across the firm. Prior to joining The Stephens Group in 2024, Ms. Shields spent three and a half years leading Human Resources and Recruiting for a fast-growing education technology business. She also worked in human resources roles with a publicly traded telecommunications company, a private civil engineering firm, and a medical supply distribution company.

Witt Stephens, Chairman and CEO of The Stephens Group, said, “Developing exceptional talent is central to our patient and enduring investment strategy. Katrinka is the perfect leader to take our talent acquisition and development efforts to new heights as we continue to invest in the future leadership of the firm.”


The Stephens Group, LLC is a private investment firm that partners with talented management teams to help build valuable businesses. Backed by the resources of the Witt Stephens, Jr. and Elizabeth Campbell families, the firm combines the operational expertise of a private equity firm with the flexibility provided by long-term capital. With over $2 billion of private equity assets under management, the firm has a long history of providing informed, sophisticated expertise and working with owners and managers to help them successfully achieve their strategic visions and build long-term value. Since 2006, The Stephens Group has invested in over 50 companies, targeting investments in industries across the U.S., including industrial and commercial products and services, specialty distribution, technology infrastructure, and vertical software.


Allie Laborde
Managing Director, Business Development
The Stephens Group, LLC