Joann O’Connell SVP, Strategy & Operations

Joann O’Connell leads strategy and operations for Endgame. She has 20 years of experience in management roles, advising, and investing in companies in security and IT industries. Prior to joining Endgame, Joann was the Vice President of Strategic Development and Investor Relations for ATS Corporation, a publicly traded government IT services company, where she managed strategic and financial planning, M&A, and investor relations until its sale to Salient Federal Solutions in 2012.


Previously, Joann was a Principal at Paladin Capital Group, a $1 billion private equity fund focused on investing in the national security sector, where she led a number of the firm’s investments. Prior to Paladin, she was as an investment banker at Jefferies Group and UBS, primarily focused on advising clients in the aerospace & defense and government IT sectors on mergers and acquisitions. Joann received an M.B.A from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.