Mr. Tangen is the Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer of Colony NorthStar, Inc. (Colony NorthStar). Since 2002, Mr. Tangen has held various senior investment related roles at Colony Capital, Inc. (Colony Capital), the predecessor to Colony NorthStar, including Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Tangen is one of the key executives (Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer) responsible for Colony Financial, Inc. (NYSE:CLNY) having taken the company public in 2009 and leading it through its successful combination with Colony Capital, LLC in 2015. Prior to joining the Colony Capital business in 2002, Mr. Tangen held positions at Credit Suisse and Colliers International.
Mr. Tangen received his Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where he was recognized as a Palmer Scholar.