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Team Leaders

Great Team Leaders are Teammates First

We approach every project with a true collaborative mentality. Only by adopting a “We, Not I” mindset can we strengthen right partnerships — within our organization and outside of it — to exceed client objectives and strengthen our relationships in the commercial construction industry.

These seasoned leaders are responsible for building and maintaining strong client relationships and for growing capable, reliable teams that improve processes, speed delivery and support all facets of your commercial construction project.

Find a Leader for Your Next Project

  • John Buescher

    John Buescher

    Job Title
    President, Central Region
    Located in
    St. Louis
    Education
    Purdue University
    Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering
    Washington University, St. Louis
    Master of Business Administration

    As President for McCarthy's Central Region, John oversees McCarthy operations in 29 states east of the Rockies. With nearly 25 years of experience in the construction industry, he worked his way up at McCarthy from assistant project superintendent to project superintendent, project manager, project director and business unit leader prior to assuming his current role. John is a professional mechanical engineer and also holds a Healthcare Construction Certificate from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. John has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • Ryan Sawall

    Ryan Sawall

    Job Title
    Sr. Vice President, Operations
    Located in
    Omaha
    Education
    Milwaukee School of Engineering
    Bachelor of Science Architectural Engineering

    Ryan Sawall serves as the Business Unit Leader of the Omaha and Kansas City Offices for McCarthy in the Central Region. In this role, Ryan is responsible for overseeing all markets that McCarthy currently services, including Healthcare, Education, Advanced Technology/ Manufacturing, and Commercial. His teams execute on a wide range of project deliveries from Job Order Contracting, CMAR, and Design-Build. Ryan joined McCarthy in 2005 to work on healthcare projects and has since worked in various parts of the region in many field roles and leadership roles prior to assuming his current role in 2014. Ryan’s most recent project is the Omaha Veterans Ambulatory Care Center, ENR’s 2021 National Project of the Year.

    Along with being licensed as a Professional Mechanical Engineer, Ryan is LEED AP BD+C certified through the U.S. Green Building Council and holds a certification as a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) through the National Hospital Association. A strong local community supporter, he is passionate about introducing young adults to possible construction careers and assisting local, small, and diverse construction companies as they grow in the industry.

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  • Angie Ullman

    Angie Ullman

    Job Title
    Business Development Director
    Located in
    Omaha
    Education
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Bachelor of Art, Journalism and Mass Communications

    As Business Development Director in Omaha, Angela focuses on nurturing and strengthening relationships with current and potential clients throughout the region, and ensuring McCarthy continues providing exceptional service to clients in the healthcare, education, science and technology and commercial markets. She joins McCarthy with more than 20 years of marketing and business development experience in the AEC industry.

    Angela is currently active on the board of Keep Nebraska Beautiful and was a founding board member and former vice president of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Omaha chapter. She previously served as president of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS Nebraska) and served on the board for the Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations and Keep Omaha Beautiful. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications.