Brad Eichler named Stephens Inc. COO, Curt Bradbury strikes to Vice-chairman
Stephens Inc. introduced Monday (Feb. 27) that Brad Eichler has been named Chief Working Officer efficient Might 1, 2023.
Eichler has led Stephens’ Funding Banking apply since 2015 and succeeds Curt Bradbury, who has held the COO position since 1995. Bradbury will grow to be Vice-chairman of Stephens and stay on the board.
This management transition displays Stephens’ long-term development initiatives and an organizational alignment targeted on future efficiency.
“As we glance to Stephens’ future, Brad is well-matched to the duty of driving our agency ahead. His management remodeled our Funding Banking enterprise,” stated Warren Stephens, Chairman, President and CEO of Stephens. “Brad is a confirmed chief amongst our govt staff, business administration and shoppers, and has been a real steward of Stephens’ company philosophy and tradition. I consider there isn’t any one higher positioned to succeed Curt as we develop, compete and distinguish Stephens available in the market.
“This management transition is an extension of the sound operational basis developed and led by Curt. For greater than 50 years, Curt has been integral to Stephens’ success and dedication to excellence. Stephens collectively, and I personally, thank Curt for his imaginative and prescient, management and friendship inside our agency and past. As Vice Chairman, we may have the continued good thing about Curt’s steering on strategic plans, regulatory issues and different business points.”
Eichler has been with Stephens for greater than 30 years. His earlier management roles inside Stephens embody Director of Analysis and Co-Head of Funding Banking from 2007-2015. Throughout his time period in Funding Banking, the division grew into a world entity with 250 banking professionals throughout the U.S., London and Frankfurt, overlaying greater than six industries comprising 18 targeted sub-verticals.
“Brad has distinguished himself at Stephens, and has absolutely earned this chance,” stated Bradbury, who was just lately inducted within the Arkansas Enterprise Corridor of Fame. “I’m happy with my time as COO and what we completed rising our firm into a global participant, in addition to within the belief Warren and the Stephens household positioned in me. Brad has my full help in furthering operational success and growth at Stephens. That is an thrilling time and I sit up for our future.”
“I’m honored and humbled to have this chance within the management of Stephens, the corporate the place I’ve spent the previous 31 years of my profession,” stated Eichler. “Following a legend is rarely simple, however Curt has made this transition as seamless as doable. I’ve labored for Curt, and with Curt, for greater than 28 years and can’t say sufficient about his knowledge, perception and monetary acumen. The agency has completed a lot up to now 90 years, I’m very excited in regards to the future.”
Stephens additionally introduced the promotion of Matthew Marks to Government Vice President and Head of Funding Banking, which can also be efficient Might 1, 2023. Marks at the moment leads the Funding Banking Dealership apply, specializing in transaction advisory work. He joined Stephens in 2002.