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The Stephens Group adds to business development, investment, and operational teams

The Stephens Group, a private investment firm backed by the Witt Stephens and Elizabeth Campbell families, has hired four new employees to bolster its business development, investment, and operational teams.

Ryan Morrow was hired as a Principal to focus on technology investing and is responsible for 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.

Callie Blankenau was hired as a Senior Associate to assist with the business development efforts and is actively involved in sourcing and originating new transactions on behalf of The Stephens Group. Previously, Blankenau spent four and a half years as an Associate at ORIX in the Private Equity Solutions group, a generalist lower middle market private equity, and Energy Capital, an energy focused flexible capital provider.

Lindsey Joseph was hired as a Senior Associate to advise the firm’s portfolio companies on strategies to improve operational performance. Previously, Joseph spent seven years as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Accenture Strategy and Kurt Salmon serving Fortune 500 clients. Through her time in consulting, Joseph has built particular expertise in the change management, ecommerce, data analytics and supply chain network optimization space.

Karlton Haney was hired as an analyst to assist the team’s investment and operational efforts. He conducts financial analysis, due diligence and industry research to evaluate new investment opportunities and works on the operations team, supporting strategic priorities for existing portfolio companies. Previously, Mr. Haney spent a year as a financial analyst in Walmart’s Accounting and Finance Development Program.

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