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VC-backed Endgame announces new hires

Endgame said Thursday that it has expanded its management team with two new hires. The company has named Adam Wenchel as executive vice president of engineering and Joann O’Connell as vice president of corporate development. Previously, Wenchel worked at Everfi where he served as chief technology officer while O’Connell was vice president of strategic development and investor relations for ATS Corp. Endgame is a provider of real-time data analytics solutions for the digital domain. It is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bessemer Venture Partners, Columbia Capital, Paladin Capital Group and TechOperators.


ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Endgame, Inc., a leading venture-backed provider of real-time data analytics solutions for the digital domain, today announced the appointment of Adam Wenchel and Joann O’Connell to its management team. Mr. Wenchel will oversee the development of Endgame’s technology solutions as Executive Vice President of Engineering. Ms. O’Connell will serve as Vice President of Corporate Development and lead these efforts for Endgame as the company expands in federal and commercial markets.
Mr. Wenchel brings to Endgame both deep technical expertise and experience in the commercial technology space, having previously served as the Chief Technology Officer of Everfi, a leading education technology company. He also previously served as Principal and Founder of Positive Development and as Senior Vice President of Engineering at Govolution, where he developed and engineered the first enterprise payments platform. At Endgame, he will focus on building the company’s engineering team and managing the design and development of Endgame’s advanced real-time data analytics products.
“I am thrilled to join such a smart, creative, and driven team of engineers working at the cutting edge of data science,” said Mr. Wenchel. Nate Fick, Endgame’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Adam is both an outstanding leader and a brilliant technical thinker, and I am enthusiastic about working with him as we build better, faster, and more effective products to serve our federal and commercial customers.”
Ms. O’Connell has 15 years of experience working at, investing in, and advising companies in the national security and IT industries. Prior to joining Endgame, she 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 the company’s sale to Salient Federal Solutions in 2012. She also previously served as a Principal at Paladin Capital Group, where she led a number of the firm’s investments. Prior to that, she was 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.
“I’m looking forward to working with the Endgame team to develop our corporate partner relationships and help deliver more efficient solutions to the complex problems our customers face,” said Ms. O’Connell. “Joann’s corporate strategy expertise, experience advising growth-stage companies, and deep knowledge of the federal IT space make her an excellent addition to our management team as we continue to define our corporate strategy and expand our footprint in the federal and enterprise markets,” said Niloo Howe, Endgame’s Chief Strategy Officer.
About Endgame
Endgame uses data science to bring clarity to the digital domain, allowing our federal and commercial partners to sense, discover, and act in real time. We provide data analytics driven by ease of use, scalability, speed, and effectiveness. We build great products to solve our customers’ hardest problems.
Endgame was founded in 2008 and is backed by leading venture capital and private equity firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bessemer Venture Partners, Columbia Capital, Paladin Capital Group, and TechOperators. The company has offices in Arlington, VA; Atlanta, GA; Columbia, MD; and San Antonio, TX.