Thomas Ragsdale

Managing Director
Consumer Investment Banking

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Thomas Ragsdale

Thomas Ragsdale is a managing director in the consumer investment banking group, having joined the firm as part of Piper Sandler’s acquisition of Edgeview Partners in 2013. He is focused on providing M&A advisory and capital markets services to consumer products companies across a number of categories, including household, juvenile, pet, outdoor and sporting goods, among others.

Ragsdale has more than a decade of experience executing middle market transactions. Ragsdale previously served as a vice president at VRA Partners, where he completed numerous mergers and acquisitions and debt capital advisory assignments across the consumer sector. Prior to joining VRA, Ragsdale gained several years of principal investing experience at Arcapita, a middle-market private equity firm, and Timbervest, an Atlanta-based ecological investment firm. Ragsdale began his career as an analyst with Cobblestone Advisors, a division of Harris Williams & Co.

Ragsdale earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington & Lee University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kenan Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.