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We are action oriented and creative.  We like process and identifying defined outcomes and meaningful deliverables.  Challenges energize us, we are tenacious and fierce for the task but warm and friendly, valuing people above all else.


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Founder- Managing Director

John Langston, CM&AA, CAIA

-Founder, Managing Director-

John L. Langston, CM&AA, CAIA is the Founder and Managing Director of Republic Capital Group.  Mr. Langston previously served as Managing Director of Partner Solutions at Avalon Advisors, an RIA then overseeing approximately $6 billion dollars in assets and a portfolio company of global private equity firm The Carlyle Group. Mr. Langston previously served as a Director for Salient Partners, an RIA then overseeing approximately $16 billion dollars in assets and a portfolio company of global private equity firm Summit Partners at that time.  Mr. Langston was also a Director of Global Platform Distribution for SkyBridge Capital.  Over his 17-year financial services career, Mr. Langston has utilized his experience and training as a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) to advise the nations leading RIA's, asset managers, senior wirehouse executives and financial advisors, large broker dealers and family offices. 

Mr. Langston received his MBA from Rollins College and the Crummer Graduate School of Business. 

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Peter Nesvold

- Partner, Managing Director -

A lawyer, CFA, and CPA by background, Peter Nesvold founded NCP after a 25-year career working primarily with asset and wealth management firms. He is a multi-disciplinary investment professional who cut his teeth as a sell-side equity research analyst, rising to Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns in less than six years. Over the course of his sell-side career, Peter published research on more than 50 companies and ranked in StarMine’s “Best Analysts” poll across three industries. This versatility carried over to Peter’s role as a SMid-cap portfolio manager/analyst at Lazard Asset Management. During his tenure, the team grew AUM more than ten-fold and earned Morningstar’s coveted “five-star” rating.


In 2013, Peter became Managing Director and COO/CCO of Silver Lane Advisors, a premier investment banking boutique specializing in the asset and wealth management industries. In this role, he managed business development and institutionalized the firm's business practices to support its exponential growth. In April 2019, Raymond James acquired Silver Lane and Peter became COO of Financial Services Investment Banking, helping to manage approximately 56 investment bankers in seven cities across four subverticals: banks, insurance, specialty finance, and asset/wealth management. Silver Lane maxed out its two-year earnout in approximately 14 months, after which he departed to start NCP.


Outside of work, Peter is an Adjunct Professor of corporate finance at Fordham University, a Fellow at the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, and has published four books on M&A with McGraw-Hill. He currently serves on the boards of Stratos Wealth Partners and Hampton Jitney, Inc., and previously served on the boards of the CFA Society New York and ACT Research. Peter was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., Economics with a concentration equivalency in accounting from The Wharton School) and Fordham Law (cum laude, Order of the Coif), where he was elected Editor-in-Chief of his law journal. He previously was a competitive long-distance runner, having completed 19 full-marathons — including all three U.S. legs of the World Majors (New York, 5x; Chicago, 2x, and Boston).

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Robert Greene

- Director -

Robert Greene is a Director of Republic Capital Group. Previous to joining Republic, Mr. Greene brings with him over 15 years of experience across financial services sectors covering wealth and investment management, insurance, depositories, specialty finance, and FinTech.

Mr. Greene has held Vice President positions at Berkshire Capital Securities, a global specialist investment bank serving the financial services industry, and at Evercore, a premier global investment bank advising on M&A, strategic shareholder advisory, restructurings, and capital structure.

Mr. Greene holds an MBA from Duke University and a BA from Tufts University.

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Blake Cargill

- Vice President -

Blake Cargill is a Vice President of Republic Capital Group.  Previous to joining Republic Capital Group, Mr. Cargill was an Investment Banking Analyst with Canaccord Genuity the global capital markets division of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. offering institutional and corporate clients idea-driven investment banking, advisory, research, sales and trading services from offices in 10 countries worldwide.  Mr. Cargill performed analysis and assisted in the execution of capital markets financing solutions including equity and debt offerings for companies, advised clients on business valuation, negotiation, pricing and structuring of transactions for mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Cargill also served as a Credit Analyst in the Officer Development Program of Amegy Bank of Texas where he applied finance and accounting skills to assess business and credit risk while working with high-level bank leadership.  

Mr. Cargill graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

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Candace Langston

- Vice President of Communications -

Candace Langston is Vice President of Communications for Republic Capital Group.  Mrs. Langston is responsible for the firm’s interaction with media and requests for the firm’s participation in articles and appearances. She also manages digital channels and the firm’s involvement in industry events.  Prior to Republic Capital Group, Mrs. Langston worked with Apple Inc. where she participated in product launches, mentored new employees and helped create energy and excitement around products and technology.  In addition, Mrs. Langston has worked as an educator for the Texas Public School System.  

Mrs. Langston is currently studying Marketing Management and Digital Strategy with Harvard University.  She trained as an educator at the University of Texas and Lee College and studied Communications at the University of Houston.



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