In addition to being the principal of Lang Studios, Lang previously was owner and founder of the Sun Ranch Group (SRG). Lang devised SRG’s market-driven model for conserving important tracts of the American West. Passionate about the need to conserve wildlife habitat and migration corridors, Lang developed a model for a market-driven conservation approach that included sustainable lodging and recreation, cattle ranching and ecology-driven residential real estate development appropriate for open space.
Earlier in Lang’s career he co-founded a financial software company, Infinity Financial Technology, which grew to become the world’s leading supplier of derivatives trading, risk management and processing software. As Infinity’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lang led the company through its initial public offering on NASDAQ in 1996, and its subsequent merger into SunGard Data Systems in 1998. Lang was named one of the 50 most influential people in the history of financial risk management by Risk magazine, a major industry publication. Lang is the largest investor of Fluid, Inc., an e-commerce software and services company, and is the founder and chairman of Cutthroat Communications, Inc., a rural broadband and telecommunications company headquartered in Montana. Lang is an active angel investor to innovative technology companies including SnapLogic, 4delite, GroupPrice, Catch.com, Rock Prodigy, and others.
In the world of non-profit organizations, Lang has been a board member or chairman of several entities. He is currently chairman of the Pollinator Partnership, the goal of which is to influence policy relating to food security and the vital role of pollinators to human populations. Lang is also a board member of the Turneffe Atoll Trust, focused on finding solutions for coastal development that aim for sustainability of coral reef systems.
Lang holds a B.A and M.A. from Stanford University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction and honors.