Mr. Langford served with the United States Marine Corps in Viet Nam from 1970-72. Honourably discharged in 1972, he earned his AA degree from Fullerton College in Fullerton CA, then his BA in Social Science from the University of California, Irvine, graduating Magna Cum Laude. In 1978, he started his financial career in commercial real estate in Southern California, specializing in marketing and development of retail and hotel properties in Orange County California. In 1992, Mr. Langford shifted into banking, providing commercial financing for small and medium sized businesses. In 2009, he affiliated with VR Business Brokers as an independent Franchisee, and has successfully helped many business owners divest of their privately-owned companies.