1725 I Street, NW • Suite 300 • Washington, DC 20006
www.tangent.us • 202.331.9484


Celebrating 35 years in 2017, Tangent Corporation is the oldest privately held search firm providing the Washington, DC metropolitan area with retained, contingency search services as well as selective temporary services. Our longevity speaks to our adaptability, deep knowledge of the market, and to the quality of our work. We also have a sister office, Tangent West, serving Denver and Vail, Colorado.

We specialize in recruiting executive administrative, professional, digital and social media positions. Our clients and contacts are both domestic and international as well as for profit and non-profit organizations. We seek, recruit and evaluate candidates who stand out among their peers. We bring to the table:

  • Staff of skilled individuals, averaging 12 years of experience
  • 11,000 placement search assignments
  • When you work with us we fill two out of three positions.
  • We source our candidates from recruiting networks, contacts, and a 60,000 person database that has been developed over our 30 years in the business which gives us access to an entire marketplace of employees that are not publicly available.

As search professionals, we know it is important to learn more information about a position than salary, hours, benefits and background required. We want to know the scope of the responsibilities, and the basic nature and style of the company. Through these efforts, we make the match between talent and opportunity a better and lasting one.

Our Philosophy

  • Acquire and freely share knowledge of the working world
  • Treat people the way we wish to be treated
  • Be fair
  • Provide a supportive and constructive place to earn a living
  • Experiment and use our talents well
  • Be profitable and proud of ourselves

Celebrations and Events

Congratulations Furman Robinson!

Better Late Than Never!

Tangent’s JMU Alumni, Furman Robinson, recently celebrated his 10 year milestone anniversary with our company. Over the past decade, Furman has been a valuable member of our team. The celebration wouldn’t have been right if he didn’t have his “Dukes” inspired flowers. Congrats Furman and here’s to 10 more years!


 Roof views


Tangent’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

We had an event to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Former Tangent employees who attended the party traveled from New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Massachusetts and Baltimore to reunite and reminisce. Two former employees who came had retired from Tangent after 25 years with the company. Others came who left Tangent over 10 years ago. One of our prizes went to an individual we placed in her position 27 years ago…and she’s still there. Talk about lasting impressions!



Tune in to WAMU 88.5 on Friday at 1:00pm or Saturday at 7:00am for a segment where Tangent’s President, Fran D’Ooge was interviewed . Listen online at  http://wamu.org/programs/metro_connection


The Washington Post: “At Tangent, Champagne is Used To Thank Employees”