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Stephen Ranier

Stephen Rainer is a Vice President of Rutledge Investment Company. He grew up in Memphis in a farm oriented family. After graduating from Mississippi State University in 1987 with a degree in Agricultural Economics and Real Estate, he returned to Memphis.

Business Career

Stephen worked for a Memphis based Cotton Company grading and shipping cotton to textile mills. In 1991, he joined his father at Rainer Farm Mortgage Co., a regional agricultural mortgage banking firm and loan originator for the Prudential Insurance Company of America, Citigroup Investments and several other institutional lenders. Stephen has been employed at Rutledge Investment Company since 2000 when Rainer Farm Mortgage Co. merged with Rutledge Investment Company.

Stephen is active in all phases of the farm real estate business. His primary focus is loan origination, underwriting, consultation and real estate brokerage. He is a licensed real estate broker in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana and has had extensive education in real estate.


Stephen enjoys hunting, fishing, flying and spending time with his family. He and his wife Debra have two children.