Carter grew up in an Arkansas farming family and has had a lifelong passion for agriculture and investing. Before founding AcreTrader, he spent five years as part of the founding team of a successful global equity investment firm. Before joining in 2013, Carter was a Managing Director with Stephens Inc., a large private investment bank, where he was an equity research analyst focused on the Data & Analytics and Property Technology sectors. Prior to Stephens, he owned businesses focused on internet marketing and sustainable fuel technologies. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Physics and has previously held Series 7, 63, 86, and 87 licenses with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).