The Stephens Group Promotes Allie Laborde and Ryan Morrow to Managing Director

March 12, 2024

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – MARCH 12, 2024 – The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the promotions of Allie Laborde to Managing Director – Business Development and Ryan Morrow to Managing Director.

Mrs. Laborde joined the Company in 2019 and leads business development for the firm. She focuses on new deal origination efforts, developing and strengthening investment banking and other intermediary relationships. She sits on the board for Catalyst Acoustic Group and is a board observer at Exigent. Prior to joining The Stephens Group, Allie was a Vice President at The Halifax Group where she sourced and originated new transactions. Prior to The Halifax Group, Allie was an Assistant Vice President at Nationstar Mortgage, where she worked on corporate development and investor relations activities. Allie started her career in the Corporate Finance department at Stephens Inc., where she advised on mergers and acquisitions and public and private financing transactions across multiple industries.

Mr. Morrow joined the Company in 2022 and focuses on technology investing, including all aspects of deal sourcing, evaluation, and execution of new technology-focused investments as well as partnering with portfolio company management to execute strategic and operational initiatives. He sits on the board for PrincetonTMX and Armor and is a board observer at Accredible. Prior to joining The Stephens Group, Ryan spent nearly a decade in various leadership roles in venture capital and private equity backed technology companies. Most recently Ryan was the CFO of Ungerboeck, a vertical SaaS provider to the events industry, and Apptegy, a high growth Ed Tech SaaS provider. Ryan began his career in both buyside and sellside equity research and possesses the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Witt Stephens, Chairman and CEO of The Stephens Group, said, “Allie and Ryan’s unwavering dedication and exemplary performance have earned them this distinction. Through her dedication and strategic vision, Allie has been instrumental in propelling our business development initiatives forward and building out our function. With Ryan’s experience and under his leadership, our technology practice has flourished. We are excited to promote from within and continue seeing the value and leadership they bring to 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