Resources on Jack Stephens
Arkansas native Jack Stephens made a critical decision after leaving the Naval Academy in 1947 that changed not only his life but the financial future of his home state and the way companies get funding. By choosing Main Street over Wall Street and going into business with his brother Witt, Jack Stephens helped Arkansas companies like Walmart and Tyson Foods become international powerhouses, and pioneered the concept of venture capital. He served as the second CEO, Chairman and President of Stephens Inc., succeeding Witt. Find out more about how Jack Stephens helped transform Stephens Inc., the financial services industry, and the future of Arkansas.
Stephens Inc., Jackson Stephens
The Las Vegas Review Journal, “Remembering Jack Stephens and His Incredible Annapolis Class”
The New York Times, “Jackson T. Stephens, 81, Financier, Dies”
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, Jackson Thomas Stephens