Tom William Fitzgerald - Director

Tom has a wealth of experience in the construction industry that spans more than 20 years, both in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Having left school at 16, Tom went on to work at his father’s construction company, learning the fundamental skills of the construction industry and gaining valuable hands-on experience. Tom moved to Ireland in 2004 to search for a new challenge and was presented with an opportunity to join a construction recruitment company. This was new to him, but with his outgoing personality, knowledge of the construction industry and determination, he flourished in his new role. Whilst working with all these organisations, Tom spotted a trend and a missing link in their sales approach and this provided the foundations for a new business.

Sam O’Rourke - Director

Sam has been involved in the construction industry in Australia for over 20 years. His experience has focused on business development, helping builders get more work and construction product manufacturers increase their sales. Communicating every day with Builders, Developers, Architects, Project Managers, Sam is and understands how to be very persuasive within the industry.

From his early years working on the family farm in New Zealand and a passion playing rugby, this lead him to The University of Lincoln. Sam worked as a Production Manager in a vanity manufacturing plant that gave him an understanding of building products and the market. He has experience working in Senior Business Development roles in quantity surveying firms, building companies and construction material companies. This has given him extensive knowledge in the Construction and Built Environment sector.

James Patrick Maguire – Director

James was brought up within the construction industry and prior to graduating from university he spent many summers working on site with Byrne Bros, giving him a great understanding of how this sector operated. With a degree in business studies, James was originally going to pursue a career in accountancy. However taking a temporary sales job highlighted a natural ability in corporate sales, which later turned into a permanent role.

After returning from a stint travelling, James accepted a position in the vehicle funding/fleet management industry, where he was able to combine his financial and sales skills. James had a successful 11 years in the industry, progressing to head of sales within a major plc before leaving to set up Crannull along with Tom Fitzgerald.