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Tom McConnell

  • Managing Director
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Tom joined Capstone Headwaters in 2011 and brings over 20 years of investment banking experience for clients’ benefit. He has an impressive track record of completed transactions with cybersecurity, physical security, compliance and risk management related companies.  Mergers, acquisitions, and capital raise engagements with founder-owned, private equity-backed and public corporations across the United States and internationally, demonstrate the depth of his sector knowledge and transaction acumen.    

Throughout his career, Tom has also believed in the importance of giving back to the community and has been recognized for his professional accomplishments and leadership. 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 has also served on numerous nonprofit boards including the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, Griffith Centers for Children, Supervisory Committee to the Board of Directors for Bellco Credit Union and the Denver Advisory Board.  In his spare time, he enjoys coaching his son’s athletic teams.

Tom is a regular contributor to security industry publications and has a personal commitment to the broader mission of the security industry in helping make our world a safer place. 


Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver - JD - Law

Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver - 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 has published its Cybersecurity 2019 Year in Review Coverage Report, available for download below. Transaction activity in the Cybersecurity industry closed out 2019 with a historic number of deals announced or completed, registering a 40% increase in deal volume in Q4 2019 year-over-year. Read more

Connected physical infrastructure utilizing Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies provides greater threat detection, access control capabilities, and data collection, while also increasing the potential attack surface vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.Read more

Increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks, coupled with the widespread adoption of cloud computing and internet of things (IoT) technology, has fueled demand for effective cybersecurity solutions.Read more