OCMI Leadership

At O’Connor Construction Management, Inc., everyone has the potential to be a leader. We believe that leadership is a shared responsibility, in which every team member has an equal voice in the direction of the company.

At OCMI, the door is always open.

A History of Service


O’Connor was founded in 1982 by Colm O’Connor as a cost consultancy for owners and design professionals. We have offices throughout the United States and are proud to be a robust and diverse organization of more than 70 construction management professionals. Over the past three-plus decades, we have broadened our scope of services to excel at every aspect of program, project and construction management.

Ciaran O'Connor

CHAIRMAN

Ciaran O’Connor has more than 15 years of leadership experience in both the construction industry and the military. He is the chairman of OCMI and received his B.S. in Organizational Psychology from St. Mary’s College of California. Ciaran served as Intelligence Officer and Economic Team Chief in the 426 Civil Affairs Battalion, Mosul, Iraq, as well as several roles for the Boeing Company – including Field Service Representative (FSR) and Mission Commander.

Justin Peterson

PRESIDENT

Justin Peterson is the President of OCMI. He began his career with the firm in 1993 as an intern, and established the Las Vegas office in 1997. Justin received a B.S. in Construction Management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is a Lifetime Certified Professional Estimator (ASPE), Certified Estimating Professional (AACEI), Planning & Scheduling Professional (AACEI), LEED Accredited Professional (USGBC) and a Licensed General Contractor (State of NV).

Neil Murphy

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Neil Murphy is the Senior Vice President of OCMI and started with the firm in 2000. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and currently serves as OCMI’s practice leader in Construction Management. Neil is a Certified Construction Manager (CMAA), Certified Professional Estimator (ASPE), Planning & Scheduling Professional (AACEI), and is a Licensed General Contractor (State of CA).

John Mauk

VICE PRESIDENT

John Mauk has worked for OCMI since 1999 and is a Vice President. He received his degree in Construction Management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is a Lifetime Certified Professional Estimator (ASPE), Certified Cost Professional (AACEI), Construction Cost Professional (NACA) and LEED Accredited Professional (USGBC). John also leads the firm’s construction audit division.

Claire O'Connor

VICE PRESIDENT

Claire O’Connor began her career as a Marketing Coordinator for OCMI in 2005 and is now Vice President. She graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in Political Science. Claire is active in many industry organizations, including Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), where she served as a Board member for both organizations.

Tom Strandberg

VICE PRESIDENT

Tom Strandberg is a Vice President of OCMI and has worked for the firm since 2007. He has a B.S. degree in International Business / Political Science from San Diego State University and is working on his Masters Degree in International Construction Management. Tom is a Certified Cost Professional (AACEI), Planning & Scheduling Professional (AACEI), Project Management Professional (PMP) and LEED Accredited Professional BD+C (USGBC).

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