Committed to You

Our experienced team is here to serve you


OUR CULTURE

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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.




TEAM

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Founder- Managing Director

John L. 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 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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People

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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People

Lemitra Rhodes

- Director of Operations -

Lemitra Rhodes is the Director of Operations for Republic Capital Group. Previous to joining Republic Capital Group, Ms. Rhodes was a Compliance Director with Salient Partners, a $14 billion dollar RIA offering a wealth management, trust services and a comprehensive suite of investment strategies.  Ms. Rhodes was responsible for creating and implementing several regulatory training programs, aligning corporate policy and procedures with state and federal agencies, and compliance oversight of the investment advisor advertising and sales literature.  Ms. Rhodes also served as Senior Compliance Officer of AIM Investments where she achieved portfolio compliance and provided oversight of 22 cash management fund portfolios, as well as 10 equity and sub-advised funds.

Ms. Rhodes graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Science and received her M.B.A. from Texas Women’s University.


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Ryan Spaulding

- Analyst -

Ryan Spaulding is an Analyst of Republic Capital Group. Previous to joining Republic Capital Group, Mr. Spaulding was a Business Valuation Financial Analyst with The Hancock Firm, a firm providing independent advisory services for business acquisitions, business valuations, and intangible asset valuations. Mr. Spaulding conducted M&A due diligence, quality of earnings analysis, and gained significant experience in purchase price allocations and asset sales. Mr. Spaulding also served as a Financial Analyst with Lummis Consulting Services where he applied finance and accounting skills while gaining extensive knowledge of project management, financial modeling, corporate capital structure, and business valuation techniques. Mr. Spaulding also served as an Investment Strategy Intern with LPL Financial.

Mr. Spaulding graduated Cum Laude from Marist College with a Bachelor of Science in Finance (2017) while playing football.




OUR PLATFORM

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  • Over 150 years of investment banking experience
  • Nationwide footprint of over 50 Registered Representatives
  • Significant financial services expertise among our executives