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Tom McConnell

  • Managing Director
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Biography

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. 

Education

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 pandemic swept across the globe, strategic and private equity buyers focused on internal risk mitigation strategies to assess operational and liquidity concerns.  In addition, sellers have largely delayed exits as owners assess valuation impacts and look for enhanced visibility into capital markets. As vaccine and political uncertainties ease, Capstone believes 2021 will yield a window of opportunity for sellers, as private equity buyers remain flush with capital and strategic buyers become less concerned with their own liquidity.Read more

Increasingly expansive IoT (internet of things) applications and rapid migration to cloud-based platforms has necessitated heightened focus on robust and cost-effective cybersecurity solutions.  Global cybercrime is expected to inflict approximately $6 trillion in damage in 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures, placing critical importance on innovative network security capabilities including real-time threat intelligence, advanced endpoint protection, and security automation to safeguard assets and data.Read more

The substantial shift to remote working and heightened migration to cloud-based applications has underscored the need for robust and effective cybersecurity solutions.  As the attack surface expands, organizations have faced the task of securing sensitive data and communication outside of their on-premise enterprises due to COVID-19.  Read more