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Tom McConnell

  • Managing Director
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Biography

Tom McConnell joined in 2011 bringing over 20 years of investment banking and operating experience with a focus on cybersecurity.

For 11 years prior to joining the firm, Tom was with a middle market investment banking firm where he advised clients on more than 25 transactions and was an Executive Vice President. Tom was also a senior financial manager for two years with a national distributor pursuing more than a dozen acquisitions, completing an S-1 registration statement for an initial public offering and arranging senior debt financing. 

Tom has been publicly recognized for his professional accomplishments and leadership.  He received the Denver Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award and participated in the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Denver program. In 2014, he co-founded Colorado Cyber with the mission of connecting private and public sector leaders in the cybersecurity ecosystem, stimulating discussion on critical issues, and supporting economic growth.  Tom also served on the Supervisory Committee to the Board of Directors for Bellco Credit Union and the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Griffith Centers for Children.   He is a Past President of the Denver Advisory Board. 

His publications include “Planning Strategies for the Future Sale of a Business” and “Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk in the Sale of a Business.”

Education

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law - JD - Law

University of Denver, Daniels College of Business - MBA - Finance

Miami University - BA - Economics, Political Science

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 63 Registered Uniform Securities Agent

FINRA - Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Representative

Industry Coverage

Capstone Headwaters’ Q3 Security Solutions Coverage Report discusses how heightened security concerns are driving demand for innovative technology solutions such as biometric applications and predictive models.Read more

Capstone Headwaters’ Q1 Cybersecurity Coverage Report discusses the continued growth of the Cybersecurity industry driven by increased cyber threats and the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.  Download our report for the most up-to-date information on Cybersecurity M&A activity, public company performance, financing activity and market outlooks.Read more

The digitalization of the Security Solutions industry, including technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet-of-things (IoT), and cloud computing, have driven a transformative shift from traditional security systems toward data-driven and intelligent proactive systems. As a result of the heightened demand for improved monitoring and predictive capabilities, the Global Security Solutions industry is expected to reach a market value of $410.3 billion by 2023.Read more