The Stephens Group Promotes Three to Vice President

July 19, 2023

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – July 19, 2023 – The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the promotions of Callie Blankenau to Vice President – Business Development, Lindsey Joseph to Vice President – Operations, and Davis Malone to Vice President.

Mrs. Blankenau joined the Company in 2022 and focuses on new deal origination efforts, developing and strengthening investment banking and other intermediary relationships, and leads direct outreach efforts. Mrs. Joseph works closely with both the Company’s investment teams and its portfolio company executives to improve performance across the portfolio. She joined the Company in 2022 and focuses on driving operational improvement across all facets of an organization, including strategy, operations, cost optimization, pricing, data and analytics, and talent development. Mr. Malone joined the firm in 2019 and is an integral part of the investment team. He is involved with Catalyst Acoustic Group, IMA Financial Group, Summit Industrial Construction, Spitzer Industries, and other opportunistic investments.

Witt Stephens, Chairman and CEO of The Stephens Group, said, “We are pleased to recognize Lindsey’s, Davis’, and Callie’s hard work and efforts with promotions. Since joining the firm, they have helped strengthen their functional areas and immediately added value by sourcing new investments through various channels, evaluating new opportunities, and supporting our management partners with value creation initiatives. We are excited to promote from within and continue seeing the value 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 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