Kerry R. Langston, an expert on OTC securities

Mr. Langston is a recognized financial market industry professional with a deep expertise in the trading and handling of OTC /small cap securities. Both a trader and a registered principal, he provides expertise on best execution, due diligence and compliance responsibilities. His areas of expertise include capital raising, bankruptcy, and special situations, disclosures, company filing requirements, as well as advisory to investors, from high net-worth to institutionals.

Mr. Langston is currently a Managing Director at Celadon Financial Group, which has provided trade execution and prime brokerage services to institutions, broker/dealers, family offices and high net-worth investors in the U.S. and abroad since 1996. His firm and his team are approved to make markets in up to 2,000 securities and currently posts continuous quotes in over 600 OTCMarket stocks. Celadon offers all the expected prime brokerage services including advanced electronic trade execution, portfolio margin and capital introduction.

Mr. Langston introduced OTC, distressed & SPAC trading at BTIG LLC. Collaborating across functional areas including compliance and risk, he partnered with C-suite executives to execute business strategy. He integrated customer priorities into a complex systematic trading environment, navigating complex situations and leveraging his knowledge of the regulatory landscape.

He previously worked at Goldman Sachs / Spear Leeds & Kellogg, as well as Hill Thompson for 20 years before that.

Kerry holds an MBA from the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary and a BS in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech. He holds the Series 7, 24, 55 and 63.

Areas of expertise

Trading, execution

  • OTC Securities, pink sheet, small-caps, SPAC
  • Distressed securities, bankruptcy, special situations, relative value, event driven trading
  • Market-making, direct market access (DMA), algorithmic trading, electronic trading, order management systems, liquidity provision, block trading
  • Risk management, profit and loss responsibility

Due diligence, compliance

  • Reg. FD, form 15(c)(211), best execution, due diligence
  • Capital markets, financial regulations, regulatory landscape
  • Disclosures, filing requirements, quiet period, company buy backs, safe harbor
  • Financial reporting requirements, forward looking statements
  • Reg T, Portfolio margin, Delivery vs. Payment (DVP) accounts, custody

Client & investor relations

  • Family offices, high net-worth individuals
  • Institutional trading, hedge funds, asset management, portfolio management
  • Advisory, capital introduction, capital raising


Litigation support

Mr. Langston’s services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include consulting, written reports, deposition, arbitration, and trial testimony as needed.


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