Stephen is the founder of Stearman Advisors, a boutique investment advisor firm which merged with Strategic Portfolio Solutions LLC in February 2014.
His first employment with a stock brokerage firm was many years ago with J.C. Bradford Co., a small regional firm based in Nashville, Tennessee with offices throughout the Southeastern United States. “That was in the days of the “stockbroker”, with running tickers at the front of all brokerages offices.”
Beginning his career in 1984 with E.F. Hutton Co., Stephen has experienced the investment markets in prosperous times, as well as periods of noted crashes.
His experience makes him appreciate a risk-controlled approach to investments management and has served him in the design and discretionary management of investment portfolios for individuals, small businesses, trust, foundations, and retirement plans.
Stephen is a graduate of The University of Tennessee, College of Business Administration with a major in Finance.
Stephen is a Viet Nam veteran, spending 1971 stationed at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Saigon with the United States Air Force.