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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

As the world begins to unwind lockdown measures, organizations have shifted emphasis toward establishing protocols and best practices to ensure workplace safety. Considerations such as overcrowding in communal areas and foot traffic management may result in facilities implementing advanced controlled entries and exits, occupancy limits, and real-time tracking systems.Read more

COVID-19 has promoted an increasingly remote and distributed workforce, introducing heightened informational technology vulnerabilities for cyber criminals and nation-state actors.  Read more

We present our 2020 Mergers & Acquisitions Update: Outlook and Year in Review.

This combines: discussion of the current environment and dramatic fall out from the COVID-19 pandemic; together with observations from those sectors less impacted; and a review of last year including Merger & Acquisition activity.Read more