Ted received a B.A. from the University of Arkansas, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Thereafter, he earned a Juris Doctorate and was admitted to the Arkansas Bar. He spent over six years at Stephens, Inc., in their Corporate Finance Department employed as a Financial Analyst, an Associate in the Financial Services Group and then as a Vice President in the Private Placement Group. During this time, he was responsible for placing debt and equity securities with institutional investors for public and private companies. Ted is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a general partner of CDFP Capital’s real estate fund, a Board member of Virtual Incubation and the University of Arkansas’ Technology Development Foundation, a 2004 Arkansas Business selection to the “40 Under 40″ list of businesspeople in Arkansas, and is the former chairman of the Arkansas Ethics Commission.