Tom McConnell joined Headwaters in 2011 bringing over 20 years of investment banking and operating experience with a focus on cyber security.
For 11 years prior to joining Headwaters, 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 cyber security 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.
Tom completed his undergraduate studies in Economics and Political Science at Claremont McKenna College and Miami University. He received his J.D./M.B.A.(Finance) from the University of Denver. His publications include “Planning Strategies for the Future Sale of a Business” and “Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk in the Sale of a Business.”