The Stephens Group Announces Promotions

July 7, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – JULY 7, 2020.  The Stephens Group, LLC is pleased to announce the promotions of Grant Jones and Tim Trzebiatowski to Managing Director and Mark Steenhoek to Principal, Operations.

Mr. Jones leads the firm’s investments in the Commercial and Industrial Products sector and oversees investments in Catalyst Acoustics Group, CoreLink, Kele, and Pearlman Group. He joined the firm in 2016 and has been active sourcing and executing new investments and working closely with the firm’s portfolio partners to drive growth strategies.

Mr. Trzebiatowski leads the firm’s investments in the B2B Food and Beverage and Consumer Products sectors. He works closely with Westrock Coffee Company,  Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Revolution, and Spitzer Industries. He joined The Stephens Group in 2013 and has been instrumental in establishing the firm’s food and beverage focus as well as providing strategic and financial guidance across several of the firm’s portfolio partners.

Mr. Steenhoek works closely with both the firm’s investment teams and portfolio company executives to improve performance at the firm’s portfolio partners. He joined the firm in 2019 and sits on the boards of Catalyst Acoustics Group and Pearlman Group. He focuses on driving operational improvement across all facets of an organization, including strategy, operations, cost optimization, pricing, data and analytics, and talent development.

Witt Stephens, Chairman and CEO of The Stephens Group, said, “We are pleased to recognize Grant, Tim and Mark with promotions. Grant and Tim have been an integral part of the firm for several years and in that time have made significant contributions to both the sourcing and execution of new investments as well as the monitoring of existing investments. Mark’s role was newly created last year, and since then, we have seen measurable operational improvements across the portfolio. Grant, Tim and Mark are an important part of The Stephens Group’s long-term future, and we place great confidence in their abilities going forward.”


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 Stephens family, The Stephens Group has a long history of providing sophisticated, strategic expertise and taking a partnership approach to help companies successfully achieve their strategic visions and build long-term value. With over $1.5 billion invested since 2006, The Stephens Group targets investments in industries across the U.S., including industrial and commercial products and services, specialty distribution, B2B food and consumer products, technology infrastructure and tech-enabled services, as well as select opportunistic situations.


Ronald M. Clark
General Counsel
The Stephens Group, LLC