Our Team

Starting with its founder Bob Rice, our senior team is built of professionals with decades of experience as operators, bankers, and technologists in our target markets.

Thomas Mahoney

Sr. Managing Director

Tom Mahoney has over 25 years of experience in the alternative investments industry and has raised over $ 7 billion for hedge funds, private equity funds and corporate private equity financings since 1985.

In addition to leading several global hedge fund and private equity investment banking teams at major Wall Street firms, most recently Mr. Mahoney served as Managing Director with Compass Advisers Group, LLC and earlier served as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Alternative Investments with Gabelli & Partners, a subsidiary of Gabelli Asset Management. At Gabelli, Mr. Mahoney was instrumental in the launch of several new hedge funds with global institutional investors (proprietary single and multi-strategy funds, separate accounts and offshore fund of funds) as well as a doubling of alternative assets under management to over $1 billion.

Prior to Gabelli, during a ten-year tenure with Merrill Lynch, Mr. Mahoney created the firm's global hedge fund capital raising business as well as the industry-leading preferred stock capital markets franchise. Mr. Mahoney subsequently led Deutsche Bank’s industry pre-eminent technology private equity financing business, while also raising private equity funds and structuring strategy-diversified hedge fund portfolios for non-U.S. institutional investors. Mr. Mahoney also founded PaineWebber’s Private Equity Group and was a member of the Investment Committee for an investment partnership for Investment Banking Division employees. He started his career in international M&A at Dillon Read.

Mr. Mahoney is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and currently serves on the Board of Overseers of Mount Auburn Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the New York City Opera, and was Co-Head of Alternative Investments on the Investment Committee.

Mr. Mahoney earned an A.B. degree in chemistry from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 FINRA securities licenses.


Daniel Cudgma


Dan is the newest member of Tangent's team. Prior to joining Tangent, Dan worked as a research analyst at Tiptap Inc., a technology and consulting start-up, where he was responsible for the construction and validation of psychometric scales.

Dan attended Providence College, where he earned a B.S. in Marketing and Finance (minor). He holds Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7 and 63 securities licenses through Tangent Capital Partners, LLC.