The Stephens Group Announces Promotions

March 30, 2023

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – MARCH 30, 2023 – The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”) is pleased to announce the promotions of Mark Steenhoek to Managing Director – Operations, Chad Greenway to Principal and Executive Vice President, and Chris Kauffman to Executive Vice President – Finance & Accounting.

Mr. Steenhoek works closely with both the firm’s investment teams and its portfolio company executives to improve performance across the firm’s portfolio. 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.

Mr. Greenway is actively involved in a number of the firm’s investment holdings, spanning private equity, public markets and alternative investments, as well as other aspects of The Stephens Group’s business operations. He joined the firm in 2018 and sits on the boards of Summit Industrial and TierPoint.

Mr. Kauffman serves as the Executive Vice President of Finance and Accounting for The Stephens Group.  He joined The Stephens Group in 2006 and manages the finance function, leveraging his prior experience with partnerships, corporations, trusts and estates, with particular emphasis in business acquisitions, healthcare, construction real estate, aviation taxation, political organizations and wealth transition.

Witt Stephens, Chairman and CEO of The Stephens Group, said, “We are pleased to recognize Mark, Chad, and Chris with promotions. Mark has successfully built out a best-in-class value creation team, and we have seen measurable operational improvements across the portfolio from his efforts. Chad and Chris have been an integral part of the firm for several years and, in that time, have made significant contributions to the overall portfolio management and finance function. All three 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 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 nearly $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
Principal, Business Development
The Stephens Group, LLC