The Stephens Group Congratulates Allison O’Connor, President and CEO of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, on Her Recognition as One of the 2022 Top Women in Retail

March 2, 2022

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – MARCH 2, 2022 – The Stephens Group, LLC (“The Stephens Group”), the private investment firm backed by the Witt Stephens and Elizabeth Campbell families, is pleased to congratulate Allison O’Connor, President and CEO of portfolio company Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, on being named one of the 2022 Top Women in Retail.

Witt Stephens, Chairman and CEO of The Stephens Group, said, “This is a well-deserved honor. Allison inspires others and truly leads by example. She and this esteemed group of strong female leaders are moving the needle to impact their businesses and communities.  The Stephens Group is proud to be associated with her!”


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams began with the seed of an idea that continues to guide everything it stands for: comfort for all. Since 1989, the brand has been designing and curating heirloom-quality modern furnishings using sustainable practices, from materials sourcing to manufacturing to packaging and shipping. In keeping with its commitment to lasting quality and the craft of American furniture-making, its upholstery is hand-built by generations of skilled artisans at its North Carolina factory, creating works of art that will stand the test of time. Extensive customization options let customers make the furnishings distinctly theirs. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ curated home offering also includes tables, storage, lighting, rugs, European bed linens, home fragrance, art, decor and an outdoor furniture line.


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 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 49 companies, targeting investments in industries across the U.S., including industrial and commercial products and services, specialty distribution, B2B food, technology infrastructure and tech-enabled services.


Allie Laborde
Principal, Business Development
The Stephens Group, LLC