Phillip Butterfield III, where some of you might know his name for playing quarterback for Arkansas State University or being a Financial Consultant for Stephens Inc., is no stranger to the 501 metro. You recently may have seen Phillip in Arkansas Business's 20 in their 20s with a lengthy accomplishment list.
After graduating with his MBA at Arkansas State, the 28 year old is currently a financial consultant for Stephens Inc. in Little Rock, where he recently was certified as a CFP, or a Certified Financial Planner for us non-financial folks. He's currently been there for 4.5 years, not looking to slow down anytime soon. When asked what his favorite part of his job is, he stated "Building relationships and trust with clients and future clients. Trust is the most important attribute in any setting, professional or social. At Stephens, relationships are built on trust through judgment and integrity. That is what I strive for with my clients and life."
Phillip has received several awards and recognitions. He was named Arkansas State College of Business's Emerging Alumni of the Year back in 2016.
Not being a stranger to the nonprofit world, he is also active with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas as well as the Hat Club, where he works with a group of people to help make lives better for everyone around the metro. Other organizations that Phillip is a part of are Central Arkansas Estate Council and Think Big Little Rock, where he leads the economic development task force.
We wanted to get to know Phillip a little better, so we asked him a few questions about himself.