Phillip Butterfield thought he would coach football after he finished playing quarterback at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro. “But I grew up really enjoying the numbers side on everything,” said the 28-year-old, who was named team captain his senior year.
So he decided to combine the two fields. After earning his finance degree in 2012, Butterfield received his MBA from A-State in 2014. He then started as a financial consultant at Stephens Inc. of Little Rock, where he manages a variety of accounts for high net worth clients. As a certified financial planner, “I’m ultimately coaching my clients to make the right decisions,” he said.
In 2016, he was named Emerging Alumni of the Year by the Arkansas State University College of Business.
Outside of work, Butterfield, who grew up in Hot Springs, volunteers at a number of organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas.
“I believe the most important attribute in any setting is trust,” he said. “At Stephens, relationships are built on trust through judgment and integrity. That is what I strive for with my clients and in life.”
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